Nyulnyulan languages

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Nyulnyulan
Geographic
distribution:
northern Australia
Linguistic classification: a primary family of Australian languages.
Subdivisions:
  • Eastern
  • Western
Glottolog: nyul1248[1]
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Nyulnyulan languages (purple), among other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)

The Nyulnyulan languages are a small family of closely related Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northern Australia.

The languages form two branches established on the basis of lexical and morphological innovation.[2]

  • Western or Nyulnyulic:
Nyulnyul, BardiDjawi, Dyaberdyaber, Nimanburru
  • Eastern or Dyukun:
Jukun, Yawuru, Warrwa, Nyigina, Ngumbarl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nyulnyulan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Bowern 2004: Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective PhD, Harvard University
  • Bowern, Claire. 2004: Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective PhD, Harvard University
  • Stokes, B; McGregor, W. B. (2003). "Classification and subclassification of the Nyulnyulan languages". In N. Evans. The Non-Pama–Nyungan Languages of Northern Australia: Comparative Studies of the Continent’s Most Linguistically Complex Region. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 29–74.