Information from: “Community, identity, wellbeing: the report of the Second National Indigenous Languages Survey” . Doug Marmion and Kazuko Obata and Jakelin Troy (2014) Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"A [respondent] for Yumplatok reported that it is used by all age groups and has thousands of full speakers in each age group. It also has part-speakers and people who are able to say several words and simple sentences."
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
"Yumplatok speakers in all age groups use the language ‘often’."
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Kalaw Kawaw Ya
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"Many Torres Strait Islander people are multilingual and the reported frequency of use, ‘often’ rather than ‘always’, suggests speakers switch between Yumplatok and other languages."
Torres Strait Islands, Queensland
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 17th Edition (2013)” . Paul M. Lewis; Gary F. Simons; and Charles D. Fennig · Dallas, Texas: SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
DATE OF INFO
Scripts (Writing system)
"Torres Strait Islands, towns on upper Cape York, some towns on north Queensland east coast."