Gupapuyngu

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Gobabingo, Gubabwingu
Population

330 (2006 census). 500 use other Dhuwal varieties. L2 users: 950.

Location

Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, Milingimbi, Elcho Islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dhuwala, Gupapuyngu, Madarrpa, Manggalili, Munyuku, Walangu, Wubulkarra. About 45 related dialects. Reportedly similar to Gumatj [gnn].

Typology

SOV, OVS.

Language Use

Children also learn Djambarrpuyngu [djr]. Some also use Gumatj [gnn] or other Aboriginal languages. Used as L2 by Djinang [dji], Gumatj [gnn], Yan-nhangu [jay].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1967.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].