Yanyuwa

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Aniula, Anula, Anyula, Janjula, Leeanuwa, Wadiri, Yanula, Yanyula
Population

120 (2006 census).

Location

Queensland, Borroloola, Northern Territory, Doomadgee.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Intermarry with Garrwa [wrk] or Mara [mec]. Wives learn the husband’s language but use their own with members of their own group. Children usually speak the mother’s language, but boys at puberty learn and then speak the father’s language. Losing young speakers (Wurm 2007). Also use English [eng], Garrwa [wrk], Kriol [rop].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1980–1990.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].