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- proper n. An Aboriginal Australian language spoken in the Northern Territory.
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"Lukey Boy!" he says before falling into his Gumatj language, all rolled rrs and bursts of staccato syllables "Rrakala" is the name the Gumatj people call themselves.
Gumatj (Australia) [answer] Manymak Gumatj (Australia) [answer] Manymak bay 'Gumatj
(Burkina Faso) [answer] Lafia dè Gumatj (Australia) [to one person] Nhamirri nhe?
Gumatj (Australia) [to several people] Nhamirri walala?
The special duet featured songwriter Gurrumul translating some lyrics into his native Gumatj dialect, while playing guitar.
That a sightless man from a remote, disadvantaged Aboriginal community has done so on a right-handed acoustic guitar played left-handed and thus strung upside down - the way he taught himself aged six - singing in the language of his Gumatj clan, a subset of the Yolngu people, and refusing to talk to the press except through his honorary Yolngu brother Hohnen "He's not shy; he just thinks his music speaks for itself" beggars belief.