Guugu Yalandji is a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in North Queensland in Australia. It is spoken along the Bloomfield River, and in Daintree, Moosman, Wujal-Wujal and Cooktown. According to the 2016 census there are 320 speakers, about 100 of whom can read and write their language. Children learn the language in schools, and it is used in traditional religion and other oral traditions.
The language is also known as Kuku Yalanji, Gugu Yalandyi, Gugu Yalanji, Guguyalanji, Koko-Yalanji or Kuku-Yalangi
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Nganjinanga nganjan jiringa, yundu ngulkurr bajaku. Nganjin yunun kuku nyakaku. Yundu yunduku majamaka bubungu yala yundu maja jiringa. Nganjinanga mayi daya nyikunku. Nganjinandamunku buyun-buyunku milka-wulay, yala nganjin buyun-buyunku milka-wulay kanbalda balkan nganjinanda. Yundu nganjinin nyakaku. Dubu kanbi, nyulu kari milka-bakanka, buyun-damanka. Yunduku majakuda, yunduku junkurrjikuda, yunduku dayirr-dayirrkuda.
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