Aghu Tharrnggala language

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Aghu Tharrnggala
Gogo Mini
Native toAustralia
RegionCape York Peninsula, Queensland
Extinct(date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3gtu

Aghu Tharrnggala is an extinct Paman language of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Like several languages in the area, it is often referred to as Gogo Mini (Kuku-Mini) 'good speech'. Some sources treat Ikarranggali, and Alngula (Alungul) as synonyms. However, they are distinct languages.[3][2]

Aghu Tharrnggala is demonstrably related to Kuku-Thaypan. The two may also have been related to Takalak, although there is insufficient information for this to be certain.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aghu Tharnggalu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b Y65 Aghu Tharrnggala at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxii.


  • Jolly, L. (1989). Aghu Tharrnggala, a language of the Princess Charlotte Bay region of Cape York Peninsula (BA honours thesis). University of Queensland.