Wik-Mungkan is an Australian language of the Paman group of the Pama-Nyungan language family spoken mainly at Aurukun on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula in the north of Queensland, Australia. The are about 400 native speakers of Wik-Mungkan, and a further 600 people who use is as a second language.

Wik-Mungkan is used in bilingual education in schools, a programme first introduced in 1973, then revived in 1993.

Wik-Mungkan pronunciation

Wik-Mungkan pronunciation

Transcriptions starting with a hyphen indicate that the letters appear only at the ends of words.

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel


Information about the Wik-Mungkan language

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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