|Region||Northwestern New South Wales.|
|Extinct||Early 20th century.|
yga – Malyangapa
wdk – Wadikali
yxl – Yardliyawarra
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.
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.
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yarli". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Yarli 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.
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