Yolngu (Yolŋu matha)

Yolngu or Yolŋu is a member of the Pama-Nyungan family of languages. It is spoken in the north-eastern part of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia by about 2,000 people. There are 12 dialects of Yolngu with significant variation between them, though there is a fair degree of mutual intelligibility between them as well.

During the 1930s, missionaries developed various ways of writing Yolngu, which are still used today, though there is no standard spelling system.

Yolngu pronunciation

Yolngu pronunciation

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.

Sample video in Yolngu

Information about Yolngu | Phrases


Information about the Yolngu language

Yolngu Studies program at Charles Darwin University

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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