Djinang is spoken by approximately 200 Aboriginal people living in the vicinity of Ramingining (the government spelling - the phonetic spelling is Raman.gining), a settlement on the mainland, about 20 km south of the Crocodile Islands (Waters 1989). From the Crocodile Islands and Milingimbi south to the middle reaches of the Blyth River; east to Glyde Inlet and the true Glyde River which originates in the Arafura Swamp (Tindale 1974).
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SIL produced several readers in 80's. Bible translation work has been carried out by Wycliffe Bible Translators.
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).
Waters, Bruce. 1984. A grammar of Djinang, Australian National University: MA. Waters. Bruce. 1989. Djinang and Djinba: a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Waters, Bruce. 1983. An interim Djinang dictionary. Darwin: SIL. Waters, Bruce. Djinang dictionary, ASEDA 0009.