Yinjibarndi language

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Yinjibarndi
Native to Australia
Region Roebourne region of Western Australia
Native speakers
320  (2006 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yij
AIATSIS[2] W37
Glottolog yind1247[3]

Yinjibarndi is a Pama–Nyungan language of Western Australia.

Yinjibarndi is mutually intelligible with Kurrama, but the two are considered distinct languages by their speakers.

Classification[edit]

Yindjibarndi is classified as a member of the Ngayarta branch of the Pama–Nyungan languages. Under Carl Georg von Brandenstein's 1967 classification, Yindjibarndi was classed as an Inland Ngayarda language, but the separation of the Ngayarda languages into Coastal and Inland groups is no longer considered valid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yinjibarndi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Yinjibarndi at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yindjibarndi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.