Waka–Kabic languages

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Waka–Kabic
Waka-Gabi
Geographic
distribution:
Queensland
Linguistic classification: Pama–Nyungan
  • Waka–Kabic
Glottolog: waka1283[1]
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Waka–Kabic languages (green) among Pama–Nyungan (tan). The Kingkel languages are the small area on the coast to the north.

The Waka–Kabic (Waka-Gabi) languages form an extinct family of Pama–Nyungan languages of Australia. The languages were:

Than: Gureng Gureng, Gabi (Kabikabi), Dappil (Tulua?)
Miyan: Wuliwuli, Waga (Wakawaka), Barunggam (Muringam)

Miyan may be a single language, Wakawaka. Gureng Gureng still has some L2 speakers.

The Kingkel languages, Darumbal and Bayali, are sometimes believed be to be Waka-Kabic. Bowern (2011) moved Darumbal to the Maric languages, but did not address Bayali. The two languages are not close.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Waka–Kabic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.