4,200 (2006 census). L2 users: 10,000 (1991 SIL).
Western Australia state; Northern Territory: Kimberley region, Roper river, Katherine areas, Ngukurr; Queensland state: Gulf country, Lower Cape York peninsula.
3 (Wider communication).
Roper River Kriol (Roper River Pidgin), Bamyili Creole, Barkly Kriol, Fitzroy Valley Kriol, Daly River Kriol. Both Kriol and Torres Strait Creole [tcs] are spreading and are nearly overlapping in Queensland.
Preschool children may not be bilingual in another language. Some also use English [eng], or Aboriginal languages. Used as L2 by Alawa [alh], Ami [amy], Antakarinya [ant], Bardi [bcj], Dalabon [ngk], Djamindjung [djd], Garrwa [wrk], Gurinji [gue], Kaytetye [gbb], Kunjen [kjn], Manda [zma], Mara [mec], Maridjabin [zmj], Maringarr [zmt], Marti Ke [zmg], Martu Wangka [mpj], Miriwung [mep], Ngan’gityemerri [nam], Nunggubuyu [nuy], Nyigina [nyh], Rembarunga [rmb], Ritarungo [rit], Worrorra [wro], Yanyuwa [jao].
Latin script [Latn].