A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Birbay, Gadang, Gadhang, Gadjang, Gathang, Kattang, Warimi

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker probably died in the 1960s (Capell 1963).


New South Wales state: between Hunter and Hastings rivers; Port Macquarie to Hawkesbury river.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Weekly Gathang (Worimi) language classes were offered at Murrook Culture Centre in Williamtown, NSW, Australia starting in March 2017; revival efforts are being made through use of ‘books, songs, dance, storytelling and language workshops’ (Worimi Conservation Lands).

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