Bininj Kunwok

Bininj (‘people’) Kunwok (‘language’) is a name used for a chain of six mutually-intelligible dialects which stretch from Kakadu National Park across West Arnhem Land in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Kunwinjku is the most widely-used variety of Bininj Kunwok, and is mostly spoken around the town of Gunbalanya, while other varieties (Kuninjku, Kundjeyhmi, Kundedjnjenghmi, Kune and Mayali) are spoken across the region. Bininj Kunwok (Kunwinjku) is being taught through both the Australian National University and Charles Darwin University (see here for additional information.)

Number of people in Australia who speak an Australian Indigenous language at home: 61,798 (ABS Census Data, 2011)

Language Category: Australian Indigenous Languages

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