Yarli language

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Yarli
Region Northwestern New South Wales.
Native speakers
possibly extinct; 2 speakers in 1987  (2004)[1]
Malyangapa extinct 1976 with the death of Laurie Quayle. Wadikali extinct before that.[1]
Pama–Nyungan
  • Yarli–Baagandji
    • Yarli
Dialects
Malyangapa
Yardliyawarra
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
yxl – Yardliyawarra
yga – Malyangapa
wdk – Wadikali (Malyangapa dialect)
Glottolog yarl1236[2]
AIATSIS[3] L8 Malyangapa, L7 Yardliyawara
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Yardli languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan)

Yarli (Yardli) was a dialect cluster of Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northwestern New South Wales, individually Malyangapa (Maljangapa), Yardliyawarra, and Wadikali (Wardikali, Wadigali). Bowern (2002) notes Karenggapa as part of the area, but there is little data.

Classification[edit]

The three varieties are very close. Hercus & Austin (2004) classify them as the Yarli branch of the Pama–Nyungan family. Dixon (2002) regards the three as dialects of a single language. Bowern (2002) excludes them from the Karnic languages, where they had sometimes been classified.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yardliyawarra at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Malyangapa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Wadikali (Malyangapa dialect) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yarli". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Malyangapa at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  • Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xxxvii. 
  • Hercus, Luise; Austin, Peter (2004). "The Yarli Languages". In Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (eds.). Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 207–222.