Tjupany

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Tjupan
Population

6 (2018 Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre). Ethnic population: 250 (2018 Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre).

Location

Western Australia: Northwest Goldfields around the area of Barwidgee Station through to Leinster, Wiluna and west to Sandstone.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Elderly only.

Language Development

Funding was received for the year 2011 to 2012 to begin work on the recording, analysis and preservation of the language through creation of recordings, a dictionary and a sketch grammar (2018 J. Murdoch).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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