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.
Download an alphabet chart for Djinba (Excel)
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.
Source: Djinang and Djinba - A Grammatical and Historical Perspective (PDF)
Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Information about Djinba
Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, 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
Page last modified: 23.04.21
Why not share this page:
Learn languages for free on Duolingo
If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.