Kwini

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Cuini, Gunin, Gwiini, Gwini, Kunan, Wunambal
Population

50 (Black 1983). In 1979, 50 speakers were reported. Number of speakers has seriously dropped (Wurm 2007).

Location

Western Australia, Kalumburu.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Most children speak Aboriginal English [eng] as L1 (2007). Few children.

Language Development
Dictionary.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Kwini. Glossonym: Goonan (Kunan). Gwini is Wunambal word for ‘east’ and was used by some people to refer to both Kwini and Wunambal (Yeidji)[wub].