Yolngu or Yolŋu is a member of the Pama-Nyungan family of languages.
It is spoken in the north-eastern part of Arnhem Land in the Northern
Territory of Australia by about 2,000 people. There are 12 dialects of Yolngu
with significant variation between them, though there is a fair degree of mutual
intelligibility between them as well.
During the 1930s, missionaries developed various ways of writing
Yolngu, which are still used today, though there is no standard spelling