Alngith dialect

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Native to Australia
Region Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aid
Glottolog alng1239[2]

Alngith is an extinct Paman language formerly spoken on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, by the Alngith people. Its date of extinction is unknown.[3] Phonologically, this language variety is very similar to the related variety Linngithigh, the only difference being that this language has the process of metathesis whereas Linngithigh does not.[4]


  1. ^ Alngith at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Alngith". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Ethnologue
  4. ^ Kenneth Hale, 1976, Phonological Developments in Particular Northern Paman Languages, pp.12-13