Kuku Nyungkal

Kuku Nyungkal is part of the Yalanjic branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family. It is spoken mainly in the communities of Wujal Wujal and Mossman on the Annan River in Far North Queensland in the northeast of Australia. It is considered a variety or dialect of Guugu Yalandji (Kuku-Yalanji), which has about 320 speakers, while Kuku Nyungkal has just 5 speakers.

Plans to document and record Kuku Nyungkal were made in 2020 as part of the Priority Languages Support Project.

Kuku Nyungkal is also known as Kuku Nyungkul, Kuku Njunggal, Guugu Nyungkul, Gugu Njunggal, Kuku Njungkul or Kuku Ngungkal.

Kuku Nyungkal alphabet and pronunciation

Kuku Nyungkal alphabet and pronunciation

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Information about Kuku Nyungkal

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dharawal, 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, Yankunytjatjara, Yindjibarndi, Yolŋu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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