Djinba language

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Djinba
Native to Australia
Region Northern Territory
Native speakers
53 (2006 census)[1]
Pama–Nyungan
Dialects
  • Ganalbingu
  • Mandjalpingu
Yolŋu Sign Language
Language codes
ISO 639-3 djb
Glottolog djin1252[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 and (b) Mandjalpingu.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.