Ritharrngu

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Ridarngo, Ridarngu, Ridharrngu, Ritarnugu, Ritarungo, Ritharngu, Wagelak, Wawilag, Yakuy
Population

40 (2016 census).

Location

Northern Territory: Eastern Arnhem Land, Roper and Rose rivers.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Typology

Dual number; split ergative system; causative suffix; 25 consonants and 6 vowels (3 long, 3 short).

Language Use

Use of Kriol [rop] increasing, especially among the younger generation (Wurm 2007). Some also use Nunggubuyu [nuy], especially passively around Numbulwar. Also use Djinba [djb], Kriol [rop].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.
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