The Darling language (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan)
The Darling language, or Paakantyi (Baagandji), is a nearly extinct Australian aboriginal language spoken at the base of the Darling River in New South Wales. The Darling language is nearly extinct, with a recent report indicating that only two people could speak the language fluently.
Dialects of Paakantyi include South Baagandji (Paakantyi, Bagundji), Kula (Kurnu), Wilyagali (Wiljagali), and Bandjigali (Baarrundji, Barindji, Marrawarra, Maruara). Bowern (2011) lists Gurnu/Guula as a separate language. Dixon adds several other names, some perhaps synonyms; Bulaali (Bulali) may have been an alternative name for Wiljagali, but also for a different language, Maljangapa.
- Darling reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxvi.
- Darling at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Paul, Margaret. "Funding sought for Aboriginal language classes". abc.net.au. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Bulali at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies