Murrinh-Patha

Murrinh-Patha is Australian Aboriginal language, and possibly a member of the Southern Daly language family. It is spoken around Wadeye, on the western coast of Australia's Northern Territory, and along the Fitzmaurice River. There are about 1,970 native speakers of Murrinh-Patha, according to the 2016 Australian census, and another 1,000 or so speak it as a second language. It is used as a lingua franca in the region where it's spoken, and is used as the medium of instruction the local bilingual education programme. It is also one of the few Aboriginal languages to have gained speakers recently.

The name Murrinh-Patha means "language good". The language is also known as Murinbada, Murinbata or Garama.

Murrinh-Patha alphabet and pronunciation

Murrinh-Patha alphabet and pronunciation

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Links

Information about the Murrinh-Patha people, language and culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murrinh-Patha_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murrinh-Patha
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mwf
https://www.ciaraproject.com/murrinhpatha
https://www.batchelor.edu.au/callwebsite/studentpages/call_students_arnresproj.html

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