Adithinngithigh language

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Native toAustralia
RegionCape York Peninsula, Queensland
Extinct(date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3dth

Adithinngithigh is an Australian aboriginal language once spoken in Cape York in Queensland.

There has been some confusion over the name:

Given that Aditinngithigh and ‘Arritinngithigh’ seem to have been identified with only one estate each and the names are so similar, it might be tempting to consider their distinct spellings a mere artifact of the recording process, but the names are indeed distinct and moreover the relevant estate are noncontiguous and owned by different people.[2]

However, it is not clear how distinct the two varieties are.


  1. ^ Y229 Adithinngithigh at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Peter Sutton (2001) "Talking language". In Simpson, et al. (ed), Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, p 459.