Djinba language

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Djinba
Native toAustralia
RegionNorthern Territory
EthnicityDjinba
Native speakers
53 (2006 census)[1]
Pama–Nyungan
Dialects
  • Ganalbingu
  • Mandjalpingu
Yolŋu Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3djb
Glottologdjin1252[2]
AIATSIS[1]N97

Djinba is an Australian Aboriginal Yolŋu language, spoken by the Djinba in eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Dialects of the two moieties are (a) Ganalbingu (Ganhalpuyngu) and (b) Mandjalpingu (Manydjalpuyngu).[3]

Speakers of Mandjalpingu include the actor and traditional dancer David Gulpilil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b N97 Djinba at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Djinba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxvi.