Miriwoong

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Merong, Miriwun, Miriwung, Mirung
Population

12 (2017 Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre). Ethnic population: 160 (2016 census).

Location

Western Australia state: Kununurra, Turkey creek; Northern Territory: toward the mouth of the Victoria river.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

All young people and most older people only use Kriol [rop] (Wurm 2007). Elderly only. All also use Kriol [rop].

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Mirima Dawang Woorlab-Gerring Language and Culture Centre has The Miriwoong Language Nest program for teaching children the language and Miriwoong Language Classes for the Community.

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