The Gupapuyŋu app is part of the courseware developed for teaching Yolŋu languages and culture at Charles Darwin University. The course comprises this app, Yolŋu Languages and Culture - Gupapuyŋu: Books & CDs pack, Grammar Lessons in Gupapuyŋu, and Gupapuyŋu - verbs and other words. Further information about the course can be found at Study Mode and course materials at Books & CDs.
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
Audiovisual Learning of 25 Consonants Yolŋu Literature with Glossary Yolŋu Kinship
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, download this alternative program (122MB).
Macintosh (42MB) *If your Mac computer cannot run this program, please download this alternative program (64MB)
Version information and updates
See the Version information page for information about the versions of this app, and for news and updates.