Milingimbi Island

Milingimbi Island

Milingimbi Island is an island off the coast of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. It is located approximately 500 km east of Darwin and 250 km west of Nhulunbuy. Its largest community is also called Milingimbi. The island is approximately half a kilometer off the mainland and forms part of the Crocodile Island Group.

The Methodist Overseas Mission established Milingimbi in 1923. Most residents are Yolngu Indigenous Australians. The two main languages are Gupapuyŋu and Djambarrpuyŋu, although several other languages are also spoken at Milingimbi. English is a second language for almost all Aboriginal residents of Milingimbi.

The Island has its own airfield, Milingimbi Airport, with the airport call-sign MGT. Milingimbi is the site of a Bureau of Meteorology weather station.

The noted didgeridoo maker and player Djalu Gurruwiwi was born at Milingimbi.

The name Milingimbi is probably Djinaŋ in origin; it is Miliŋinbi, literally 'the place where the well is'. The island originally belonged to several Yan-nhaŋu speaking clans.

External links

Coordinates: 12°05′42″S 134°53′35″E / 12.095°S 134.893°E / -12.095; 134.893


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Milingimbi — Staat: Australien Bundesstaat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Milingimbi Airport — (IATA: MGT, ICAO: YMGB) is an airport on Milingimbi Island in Australia. The airport received funding for security upgrades in 2006.[1] History The airfield was constructed by Milingimbi Mission s Aboriginal residents on behalf of the Royal… …   Wikipedia

  • Milingimbi Islands Important Bird Area — The IBA is an important site for Grey tailed Tattlers The Milingimbi Islands Important Bird Area comprises 94 km2 of land in the Milingimbi, or Crocodile Islands group, of the Northern Territory of Australia. The area is traditionally owned… …   Wikipedia

  • Milingimbi — /mɪlɪŋˈgɪmbaɪ/ (say miling gimbuy) noun an island lying north of the NT about 450 km east of Darwin …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coconut Island Airport — (IATA: CNC[1], ICAO: YCCT[2]) is an airport located on Coconut Island (Poruma Island) in Queensland, Australia. Airlines and destinations Aero Tropics Air Services (Horn Island, Warraber Island, Yam Island, Yorke Island) Regional Pacific… …   Wikipedia

  • Elcho Island — is an island off the coast of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. It is located at the southern end of the Wessel Islands group located in the East Arnhem Region. The island s largest community is the settlement of Galiwin ku.Elcho Island …   Wikipedia

  • Darnley Island Airport — (IATA: NLF) is an airport in Darnley Island, Queensland, Australia. Airlines and destinations Aero Tropics Air Services (Horn Island, Murray Island, Yorke Island) Regional Pacific Airlines (Yorke Island) Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Mornington Island Airport — (IATA: ONG, ICAO: YMTI) is an airport on Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia. in 2006 the airport received $200,853 in funds to improve security.[1] Airlines and destinations Airlines Destinations Skytrans Airlines Burketown, Doomadgee …   Wikipedia

  • Murray Island Airport — IATA: MYI – ICAO: YMUI Summary Airport type Public Location Murray Island, Queensland, Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Elcho Island — Geocover 2000 Satellitenbild Gewässer Arafurasee Inselgruppe …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»