Croker Island



Minjilang is the name of the Aboriginal town on Croker Island, situated just off the Coburg Peninsula approximately 250km north east of Darwin.

Situated in the luminescent Arafura Sea, Croker Island is home to abundant wildlife and flora that inhabit the beaches, wetlands and swamps and expansive native bushland.


Approximately 300 people live on Croker Island, of whom 150 are the only speakers of the Iwaidja language. Other major languages spoken are Maung, Kunwinjku and English.


Iwaidja and English.


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