Alngith dialect

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Native toAustralia
RegionCape York Peninsula, Queensland
Ethnicity[[]], Winduwinda
Extinct(date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3aid

Alngith is an extinct Paman language formerly spoken on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, by the Alngith people. Its date of extinction is unknown.[3] Phonologically, this language variety is very similar to the related variety Linngithigh, the only difference being that this language has the process of metathesis whereas Linngithigh does not.[4]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Alngith". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Y32 Alngith at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Alngith dialect at Ethnologue (20th ed., 2017)
  4. ^ Kenneth Hale, 1976, Phonological Developments in Particular Northern Paman Languages, pp.12-13