4,200 (2006 census).
Western Australia, Northern Territory, Kimberley region, Roper river, Katherine areas, Ngukurr; Queensland, Gulf country, Lower Cape York peninsula.
Bamyili Creole, Barkly Kriol, Daly River Kriol, Fitzroy Valley Kriol, Roper River Kriol (Roper River Pidgin). Both Kriol and Torres Strait Creole [tcs] are spreading and are nearly overlapping in Queensland.
10,000 L2 speakers (1991 SIL). Preschool children may not be bilingual in another language. Some also use English [eng] or Aboriginal languages.