Bundjalung (Yugambeh-Bundjalung)

Bundjalung is member of the Pama-Nyungan group of Australian languages, and is spoken by about 200 people in the north east of New South Wales and the south east of Queensland in Australia.

There is a continuum of mutually intelligible Bundjalung dialects, including Yugumbir, Nganduwal, Minjangbal, Njangbal, Biriin, Baryulgil, Waalubal, Dinggabal, Wiyabal, Gidabal, Galibal and Wudjeebal. Some of these, particularly Yugambal, Githabul, Minjungbal, Ngara:ngwal and Bandjalang are classified as separate Bandjalangic languages by some linguists.

The Bundjalung people, who are also known as Bunjalung, Badjalang or Bandjalang, live in northern coastal areas of New South Wales in an area that includes the Bundjalung National Park and Mount Warning, which they call Wollumbin (rainmaker).

Bundjalung alphabet and pronunciation

Bundjalung alphabet and pronunciation


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Information about the Bundjalung language and people

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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