Nyiyaparli

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Bailko, Balgu, Balygu, Balyku, Iabali, Jana, Janari, Jauna, Niabali, Nijadali, Njiabadi, Njiabali, Njijabadi, Njijabali, Njijapali, Nyiyabali, Nyiyapali, Nyiypali, Paljgu, Palyku
Population

5 (2016 census).

Location

Western Australia state: Davis river, Fortescue river, Jigalong creek, Oakover river, Ophtalmia range, Roy hill, Savory creek, Talawana, Weediwolli creek.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Ethnic group members generally use Aboriginal English [eng] or Nyangumarta [nna].

Language Development

Dictionary. Texts. Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre has Nyiyaparli language learning materials; in 2016, Wangka Maya started offering a Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages, and some of the first students were Nyiyaparli.

Other Comments

2 groups: Bailko and Jauna.

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