Pyemmairre language

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Pyemmairre
Northeastern Tasmanian
Region North-eastern corner of Tasmania
Ethnicity Northeastern and Ben Lomond tribes of Tasmanians
Extinct 19th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
AIATSIS[1] T7, T9*, T14*
Glottolog benl1235[2]

Northeastern Tasmanian, or Pyemmairre, is an aboriginal language of Tasmania in the reconstruction of Claire Bowern.[3] It was spoken in the northeastern corner of the island.

Northeastern Tasmanian is attested from three word lists of Charles Robinson and George Augustus Robinson: From Cape Portland (366 words), Ben Lomond (195 words), and Pipers River (126 words).[4] Bowern also includes the language of the Port Dalrymple vocabulary (125 words) collected by J.-P. Gaimard in the Tamar River region of the North Midlands; however, it is divergent, and Dixon & Crowley consider it to be a distinct language.[5]

The name Pyemmairre may not include the highland people of Ben Lomond, for which Plangermaireener ("Plangamerina") has been used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pyemmairre at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ben Lomond–Cape Portland". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Claire Bowern, September 2012, "The riddle of Tasmanian languages", Proc. R. Soc. B, 279, 4590–4595, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1842
  4. ^ Bowern (2012), supplement
  5. ^ Crowley, T; Dixon, R. M. W. (1981). "Tasmanian". In Dixon, R. M. W. and Blake, B. J. Handbook of Australian languages. Vol 2. Canberra: Australian National University Press. pp. 394–421.