Wik-Mungkan

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

Links

Information about the Wik-Mungkan language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wik-Mungkan
http://www.everyculture.com/Oceania/Wik-Mungkan-Orientation.html

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Gumatj, Guugu Yalandji, Kala Lagaw Ya, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Warlpiri

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet