Wemba Wemba language

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Wemba-Wemba
Eastern Central Murray
Region Victoria
Ethnicity Wemba-Wemba
Extinct (date missing)
Dialects
Nari Nari
Wergaia (incl. Wotjobaluk)
? Jardwadjali
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xwwinclusive code
Individual codes:
rnr – Nari-Nari
rbp – Baraba-Baraba
weg – Wergaia
xwt – Wotjobaluk
Glottolog west2443  (incl. MadhiLadjiWadi)[1]
AIATSIS[2] D1

Wemba-Wemba is an extinct Indigenous Australian language once spoken along the tributaries of the Murrumbidgee River.

Jardwadjali (with dialects Jagwadjali, Nundadjali, Mardidjali) may be Wemba-Wemba,[3] or may be closer to the Madhi–Ladji–Wadi varieties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Western Victoria [Kulin]". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Wemba-Wemba at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development: v. 1 (Cambridge Language Surveys). Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1