Djinba is a member of the Yolngu Matha branch of the Pama-Nyungan language family. It is spoken in the southeast of Arhhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia, and in 2016 there were 70 speakers. Djinba is spoken mainly by adults, but some young people also speak it. It is related to Djinang, and many older Djinang speakers also speak Djinba.
Dialects of Djinba are Ganalbingu, Dabi and Mandjalpingu. Of these, Ganalbingu has the most speakers.
c, e, f, h, j, o, q, s, v, x and z are only used in loanwords and names.
Nyuni balipungur nyinuk garmitj guwang, ngarr ban nyuwarr wandjan bilak ngayil.
Whenever you might be about to come here to this place, I will have been waiting for you beforehand.
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