Kriol

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Roper-Bamyili Creole
Population

4,200 (2006 census).

Location

Western Australia, Northern Territory, Kimberley region, Roper river, Katherine areas, Ngukurr; Queensland, Gulf country, Lower Cape York peninsula.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bamyili Creole, Barkly Kriol, Daly River Kriol, Fitzroy Valley Kriol, Roper River Kriol (Roper River Pidgin). Both Kriol and Torres Strait Creole [tcs] are spreading and are nearly overlapping in Queensland.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

10,000 L2 speakers (1991 SIL). Preschool children may not be bilingual in another language. Some also use English [eng] or Aboriginal languages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.