Kala Lagaw Ya

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Central Torres Strait, Kala Lagau Langgus, Kala Lagaw, Kala Yagaw Ya, Kalau Lagau Ya, Langgus, Langus, Linggo, Mabuiag, Yagar Yagar
Population

960 (2016 census).

Location

Queensland state: Badu, Bamaga islands, Boigu, Coconut, Dauan, Kubin, Mabuiag, Moa, Saibai, Sue, Thursday, Yam, Yorke, Western Torres Strait islands; Brisbane, Townsville.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Kalaw Kawaw.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Torres Strait Creole [tcs], especially those younger than 30 when outside the language area.

Language Development
Dictionary. Texts. NT: 1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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