|4,100 (2006 census)|
|Yolŋu Sign Language|
duj – Dhuwal
djr – Djambarrpuyngu
gnn – Gumatj
guf – Gupapuyngu
dax – Dayi (Dhay'yi)
|AIATSIS||N198*, N199*, N118|
Dialects of the Yirritja moiety are (a) Gupapuyngu and Gumatj; those of the Dhuwa moiety are (b) Djambarrpuyngu, Djapu, Liyagalawumirr, and Guyamirlili (Gwijamil). In addition, it would appear that the Dhay'yi (Dayi) dialects, (a) Dhalwangu and (b) Djarrwark, are part of the same language.
Ethnologue divides Dhuwal into four languages, plus Dayi.
- Dhuwal proper (Wulamba), Datiwuy, Dhuwaya, Liyagawumirr, Marrangu, and Djapu: 600 speakers
- Djampbarrpuyŋu, 2,760 speakers
- Gumatj, 240 speakers
- Gupapuyngu, 330 speakers
- Dhay'yi (Dayi) and Dhalwangu, 170 speakers
Numbers are from the 2006 census.
- Dhuwal reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Djambarrpuyngu reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Gumatj reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Gupapuyngu reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Dayi (Dhay'yi) reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Dhuwal at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (see the info box for additional links)
- Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxvi.
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