|Linguistic classification:||a primary family of Australian languages.|
Worrorran languages (purple), among other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)
The Worrorran languages fall into three dialect clusters:
There has been debate over whether the Worroorran languages are demonstrably related to one another, or constitute a geographical language group.
However, more recent literature differs from Dixon:
- Rumsey and McGregor (2009) demonstrate the cohesiveness of the family and its reconstructibility, and;
- Bowern (2011) accepts the Worroorran languages as a family.
- Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- McGregor and Rumsey (2009). Worrorran Revisited: The Case for Genetic Relations Among Languages of the Northern Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Pacific Linguistics.
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