Dhangu-Djangu language

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Dhangu
Djangu
Native toAustralia
RegionNorthern Territory
EthnicityDhaŋu, Djaŋu
Native speakers
310 (2016 census)[1]
Pama–Nyungan
Dialects
  • Wan.gurri
  • Lamamirri
  • Rirratjingu
  • Gaalpu
  • Ngayimil
  • Warramiri
  • Mandatja
Yolŋu Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3dhg
Glottologdhan1270[2]
AIATSIS[3]N192 Dhangu, N202 Djangu

Dhangu (Dhaŋu, Dangu) and Djangu (Djaŋu) constitute an Australian Aboriginal Yolŋu language, spoken by the Dhaŋu and Djaŋu people in Australia's Northern Territory. The varieties of the two moieties of Dhangu are (a) Wan.gurri, Lamamirri and (b) Rirratjingu, Gaalpu, Ngayimil. There are two other Djangu (Djaŋu) dialects, Warramiri and Mandatja; dhangu and djangu are the words for "this" in the various dialects. See Nhangu for a detailed account of a closely related language.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". stat.data.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dhangu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ N192 Dhangu at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  4. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxvi.