Gabi-Gabi language

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Gubbi Gubbi
EthnicityGubbi Gubbi (Kabi), Butchulla (incl. Ngulungbara)
Native speakers
24 of the Batyala dialect (2016 census)[1]
  • Gabi-Gabi (Dippil)
  • Badjala (Batyala, Butchulla)
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
gbw – Gabi-Gabi
xby – Batyala
AIATSIS[3]E29 Gubbi Gubbi, E30 Butchulla

Gabi-Gabi (Gubbi-Gubbi) is an language of Queensland in Australia, formerly spoken on Fraser Island. For example, "Wunya ngulum" means "Welcome, everyone" in the Gabi-Gabi.[4] The main dialect, Gabi-Gabi, is extinct, but there are still 24 people with knowledge of the Batyala dialect.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". ABS. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kabikabi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ E29 Gubbi Gubbi at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  4. ^ "Say G'day in an Indigenous Language". State Library of Queensland. 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.

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