Nhuwala language

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Native to Western Australia
Region Barrow and Monte Bello Islands and nearby coast
Native speakers
unknown (10 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nhf
Glottolog nhuw1239[3]

Nhuwala is a possibly extinct Pama–Nyungan language of Western Australia. Dench (1995) believed there was insufficient data to enable it to be confidently classified, but Bowern & Koch (2004) include it among the Ngayarda languages without proviso.[4]


  1. ^ Nhuwala reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nhuwala at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nhuwala". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Bowern & Koch (2004) Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method