This language has been known by many names and variants of names, including:
The Alawa people are an Australian Aborignal people from the Northern Territory of Australia. They live in an area of abundant food resources i.e. turtles, ducks, crocodiles, and fish. In modern day the Alawa people are involved in ranching. Together with the Ngandji people they have claimed the Cox River block. The suburb of Alawa in the Darwin's north, is named in honour of the Alawa people. The Alawa language had only 18 speakers in a report dated 1991 (Ethnologue). That number was reduced to 12 by 2013. The speakers of Alawa are mainly adults, and most Alawa speak Kriol, though there are Alawa language revival efforts at the Minyeri School in the Alawa community.
The map shows where the Aboriginal Alawa people live.
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The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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