Yolngu (Yolŋu matha)

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 system.

Yolngu pronunciation

Yolngu pronunciation

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.

Links

Information about the Yolngu language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yolngu_Matha
http://www.manikay.com/didjeridu/yolngu_alpha.shtml
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/arts/ling/stories/s514879.htm

Yolngu Studies program at Charles Darwin University
http://learnline.cdu.edu.au/yolngustudies/resources.htm

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Gumatj, Guugu Yalandji, Kala Lagaw Ya, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Warlpiri

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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