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Gooniyandi is an Australian Aboriginal language now spoken by about 100 people, most of whom live in or near Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. Gooniyandi is an endangered language as it is not being passed on to children, who instead grow up speaking Kriol.
Gooniyandi is closely related to Bunuba, to about the same degree as English is related to Dutch. The two are the only members of the Bunuban language family. Unlike the majority of Australian Aboriginal languages, Gooniyandi and Bunuba are non-Pama–Nyungan.
A Gooniyandi alphabet based on the Latin script was adopted by the community in 1984, and subsequently revised in 1990 and again in 1999. It is not phonemic, as it omits some distinctions made in speech.
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- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gooniyandi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Gooniyandi at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- "Gooniyandi language, alphabet and pronunciation". Omniglot. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- McGregor, William (1990). A Functional Grammar of Gooniyandi. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- McGregor, William (1994). "Gooniyandi". In Nick Thieberger & William McGregor. Macquarie Aboriginal Words. The Macquarie Library. pp. 193–213.
- McGregor, William (2004). The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. London, New York: Taylor & Francis.
- M Haspelmath; M S Dryer; D Gil; B Comrie (2005). The World Atlas of Language Structures. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Gooniyandi on the Omniglot website
- Rosetta Project: Gooniyandi Swadesh List
- Gooniyandi Aboriginal Corporation
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