Yawuru

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A language of Australia

Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. Last known native speakers died between 2001 and 2007 (Wurm 2007 and (2001 K. Hosokawa).

Location

Western Australia state: Broome south coast and inland.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening).

Dialects

Northern Yawuru, Southern Coastal Yawuru, Eastern Inland Yawuru.

Language Development
Grammar. Texts. The Walalangga Yawuru Ngang-ga language program is a 2 year program for adults; the town of Broome has incorporated the Yawuru language into its schools; an estimated 1,000 young people were learning the language in 2016.
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