Kuku-Yalanji

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Gugu Yalandyi, Gugu Yalanji, Guguyalanji, Koko-Yalanji, Kuku-Yalangi
Population

360 (2006 census), increasing.

Location

Queensland state: Bloomfield River (Ayton), Daintree, Mossman, Wujal-Wujal, and between Cooktown and Mossman.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kuku-Nyungkul, Kuku-Biraji.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Traditional religion, oral and some written use in religious services. Oral tradition. Children are learning it. Positive attitudes. All also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 14%. 100 can read; 30 can write it. Limited oral use as a subject of study. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1985.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.