Yolngu land

Gupapuyŋu app and web-based program

The Gupapuyŋu app is part of the resource pack developed for teaching Yolŋu languages and culture at Charles Darwin University. You can download the full app from the links further below.

The app has 4 main sections:

Sounds and Spelling
-learn about the sounds of Gupapuyŋu and listen to pronunciation
-learn spelling rules and test your spelling

-explore grammar through words, sentences or grammar categories
-test your grammar

-more than 300 stories written in Gupapuyŋu Dhuwala language with glossary

-Yolŋu kinship system and land
-Interactive Yolŋu kinship chart and definitions

        App1        App2         App3
         Audiovisual Learning of 25 Consonants                Yolŋu Literature with Glossary                                        Yolŋu Kinship

Permission information
This application has been made with the permission, guidance and approval of a group of Yolŋu advisers, educators and elders from the major Yolŋu communities and homelands, including Waymamba Gaykamaŋu, a senior Gupapuyŋu woman from Milingimbi, and lecturer in Yolŋu Studies at CDU.
This application is for all people, Yolŋu and Balanda, who are studying the sounds, spelling, grammar, kinship, lexicon, and literature of Yolŋu Languages.

The app will run on most Windows versions to Windows 10 and Macintosh OSX versions from 10.7. Choose one of the following links to download:
Windows (36MB) *If your Windows10 computer cannot run this program, use this web-based program https://matha.cdu.edu.au.
  Macintosh (127MB) *If this program doesn't work on your machine, try the following steps:

1. Drop Gupapuyngu application into Applications folder
2. Open Terminal
3. Type "chmod -R a+x /Applications/Gupapuyngu_3_03.app/"  (a space before and after a+x is important)
4. Press TAB key
5. The name of the application should appear e.g. "Gupapuyngu_3_03.app/"
6. Press ENTER key

If none of the options above works on your Mac machine, here is the web-based Yolŋu languages program https://matha.cdu.edu.au/

Version information and updates
See the Version information page for information about the versions of this app, and for news and updates.