Bayungu

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Baijungu, Baiong, Baiung, Bajungu, Biong, Giong, Mulgarnoo, Pajungu, Payungu
Population

No known L1 speakers (Wurm 2007). Last known speaker likely died in 2006.

Location

Western Australia state: West Pilbara; lower Lyndon and Minilya rivers.

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Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Development

Dictionary. Hazel Walgar and Bernie Ryder have worked with the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre to produce Bayungu language materials, including a Bayungu language course for year 9 students.

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