How do you say it?
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There are about 40 dialects of Yolŋu languages spoken in northeast Arnhem Land. Listen to some common words. Rarriwuy pronounces the word slowly the first time, then she says it as it would actually be spoken.
ŋ is pronounced as in sing.Most digital fonts cannot display the tailend n, 'ŋ' character, so 'ng' is used in its place. This website trys to use 'ŋ' wherever possible.
|Yolŋu word||English translation/meaning|
|Dhuwa||One of the Yolŋu moieties|
|maranydjalk||stingray and shark|
|monuk gapu||salt water|