Kunwok – 2,000 speakers – Australia (Arnhem Land)
The word karriyolyolmen can be analysed karri- (we) yolyolme (tell story) -n (imperative). The root yolyolme, "tell a story", or "relate news", is distinct from wokdi, "speak" or "talk".
Nga-yolyolme bu namarrkon djang
I- "story" about lightning dreaming
I tell a story about lighting dreaming
Kunwok is a complex of six language varieties spoken in West Arnhem in the 'Top End' of Australia. For more information about Kunwok visit kunwok.org.
Credit: Steven Bird, Bulanj Dean Yibarbuk