Arabana language

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Arabana
Arabana-Wangkangurru
Region South Australia
Native speakers
12  (2006 census)[1]
Dialects
Arabana
Pilta-Palta
Wangkakupa
Midlaliri
Mikiri-nganha[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ard – Arabana
wgg – Wangganguru
AIATSIS[3] L13, L27

Arabana or Arabuna /ˈʌrəbʌnə/[4] is an Australian Aboriginal language of the Pama–Nyungan family.

Wangganguru was a dialect.

Most of the nasals and laterals are allophonically prestopped.[5]

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palatal Dental Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ~ bm ŋ ɲ ~ ɟɲ n̪ ~ d̪n̪ n ~ dn ɳ
Lateral ʎ ~ ɟʎ l̪ ~ d̪l̪ l ~ dl ɭ
Vibrant r
Approximant w j ɻ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arabana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Wangganguru at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ RMW Dixon (2002), Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development, p xxxvii
  3. ^ Arabana at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  4. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  5. ^ Jeff Mielke, 2008. The emergence of distinctive features, p 135