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Extinct: no
Family: Niger Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Australia
Country: Australia
 
Region: Bathurst and Melville Islands, Nguiu, Northern Territory.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,500 including nonfluent speakers (1983 Black).
Countries Where Official: Australia
   
Native Speakers: 1,500
Speakers Total: 1,500
  
Phrasebase members who speak Tiwi at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Tiwi at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Tiwi: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Tiwi: 0
  
Three Letter Code: TIW
Alternative Names: None
Dialects:
 
Summary: Bilingualism in English. SVO. Scrub forest. Coastal, islands. Hunter-gatherers formerly; now laborers, craftsmen. Sea level. Bible portions 1979-1985.
 

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