Guugu Yalandji (Kuku-Yalanji)

Guugu Yalandji is a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in North Queensland in Australia. It is spoken along the Bloomfield River, and in Daintree, Moosman, Wujal-Wujal and Cooktown. According to the 2016 census there are 320 speakers, about 100 of whom can read and write their language. Children learn the language in schools, and it is used in traditional religion and other oral traditions.

The language is also known as Kuku Yalanji, Gugu Yalandyi, Gugu Yalanji, Guguyalanji, Koko-Yalanji or Kuku-Yalangi

Guugu Yalandji alphabet and pronunciation

Guugu Yalandji alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Download an alphabet chart for Guugu Yalandji (Excel)

Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Nganjinanga nganjan jiringa, yundu ngulkurr bajaku. Nganjin yunun kuku nyakaku. Yundu yunduku majamaka bubungu yala yundu maja jiringa. Nganjinanga mayi daya nyikunku. Nganjinandamunku buyun-buyunku milka-wulay, yala nganjin buyun-buyunku milka-wulay kanbalda balkan nganjinanda. Yundu nganjinin nyakaku. Dubu kanbi, nyulu kari milka-bakanka, buyun-damanka. Yunduku majakuda, yunduku junkurrjikuda, yunduku dayirr-dayirrkuda.

Sample videos in and about Guugu Yalandji

Information about Guugu Yalandji | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about the Guugu Yalandji language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guugu_Yalandji_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/gvn
http://sealang.net/archives/pl/pdf/PL-527.pdf
http://www.ausil.org.au/sites/ausil/files/WP-B-7%20Kuku-Yal%20-%20English%20Dict._0.pdf

Pama-Nyungan languages

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

Languages written with the Latin alphabet


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