Ethnologue.com home
Ethnologue > Web version > Country index > Pacific > Australia > Tiwi

Tiwi

A language of Australia

ISO 639-3tiw

Population  1,830 (1996 census). Nonfluent speakers.
Region  Northern Territory, Bathurst and Melville Islands, Nguiu.
Language map  Northern Australia
Classification  Australian, Tiwian
Language use  Also use English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1979–1985.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SVO. Formerly hunter-gatherers; now laborers; craftsmen.