Djinang is a member of the Yolngu Matha branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family. It is spoken in the north-east Arhhem Land region of the Northern Territory of Australia, and in 2016 there were 125 native speakers. It is spoken by people of all ages, including children, and is highly valued by its speakers.

Dialects of Djinang include Manyarring, Marrangu, Murrungun, Balmbi, Djaḏiwitjibi, Mildjingi, and Wuḻaki. It is related to Djinba.

Djinang alphabet and pronunciation

Djinang alphabet and pronunciation


c, e, f, h, j, o, q, s, v, x and z are only used in loanwords and names.

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Sample text (Genesis 1:1-2)

Ngurrununggaḻ bilidjirri, bilapilakiṉing Goddji ngurr yirrpini ngamangamadjili gurrbi ngirki ga bukmak ṉami. Ngunukiṉing wirrpmban miri gumbaḻa gurrbi ngirki, ga gar malirdji ngagirrdjini gapi djalkng ga ngunungiri Godngiri waṯi galminyi gapimirrpm.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

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Sample video in Djinang

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Information about Djinang

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dhuwal, Diyari, Djinang, Djinba, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja, Guugu Yalandji, Guugu Yimithirr, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kalkatungu, Kaurna, Kuku Nyungkal, Kunjen, Kuuk Thaayorre, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngiyambaa, Nhangu, Noongar, Paakantyi, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Wemba Wemba, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Yindjibarndi, Yolŋu

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