Gajirrabeng dialect

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Region The Kimberley, Western Australia; Northern Territory, north coast from Wyndham to mouth of Victoria River and inland.
Native speakers
2 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gdh
Glottolog gadj1243[2]
AIATSIS[1] K37.1

Gajirrabeng (also spelt Gadjerawang, Gajirrawoong, Gadjerong, Gadyerong and Kajirrawung) is an Australian Aboriginal language of the Kimberley region, today known by only three or four fluent speakers.

The nearby Gurindji language is known to have borrowed from Gajirrabeng.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gajirrabeng at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Gadjerawang". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Language: Gajirrabeng". World Loanword Database. Max Planck Society. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  • McGregor, William (2004). The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. London, New York: Taylor & Francis.