Kanyara languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan).
The languages classified as members of the Kanyara languages group are:
The varieties in parentheses are sometimes considered separate languages.
The name kanyara comes from the word for 'man' in both languages. The Kanyara languages form a branch of the Pama–Nyungan family. The Kanyara group was first proposed by Austin (1988) based on lexical, morphological and syntactic criteria.
- Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxviii.
- Austin, Peter. 1988. 'Classification of Southern Pilbara languages' Papers in Australian Linguistics no. 17, 1-17; PL A-71. Pacific Linguistics: Canberra
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