... from the Crocodile Islands in the west to the Wessel Island in the east... Many Yan-nha?u people now live at the ex-mission settlements on their homelands at Milingimbi and Galiwin'ku, although some also live at Maningrida (the next community to the west) and surrounding outstations.... There is also a Yan-nha?u outstation settlement on the largest of the outer Crocodile Islands of Murru?ga, some 50 kilometres from the northern Australian coast (Bowern & James,2010: 361-362).
Claire Bowern is preparing a learner's guide.
Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.
Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).
James, Bentley, et .al. 2003. Yan-nhangu dictionary 2003. Milingimbi, NT: B. James.