- 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 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.
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