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Thursday Island (Waiben)

Traditionally the land of the Kaurareg Aboriginal people, Thursday Island is located 30 kilometres form the northern tip of Cape York, Queensland.

Traditional Owners: The Muralag peoples are the traditional owners of the land and seas surrounding Thursday Island.

Languages: Torres Strait Creole is the dominant language spoken on Thursday Island by the Islanders, followed by Kalau Lagau Ya, commonly called Mabuiag (pronounced Mobyag) by many, although English is also spoken.

Population (ABS 2016 Census): 2938

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