Arabana language

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Arabana
Arabana-Wangkangurru
Region South Australia; west side Lake Eyre to Stuart Range, Maree, Port Augusta.
Native speakers
10 (2005) to 20  (2006 census)[1]
Dialects
Arabana
Pilta-Palta
Wangkakupa
Midlaliri
Mikiri-nganha[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ard – Arabana
wgg – Wangganguru
Glottolog arab1266[3]
AIATSIS[1] L13 Arabana (cover term), L27 Wangkangurru

Arabana or Arabuna /ˈʌrəbʌnə/[4] is an Australian Aboriginal language of the Pama–Nyungan family.

Dialects[edit]

An Urabunna man making fire, c. 1904.

Wangganguru was a dialect.

Phonology[edit]

Most of the nasals and laterals are allophonically prestopped.[5]

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palatal Dental Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ~ bm ŋ ɲ ~ ɟɲ n̪ ~ d̪n̪ n ~ dn ɳ
Lateral ʎ ~ ɟʎ l̪ ~ d̪l̪ l ~ dl ɭ
Vibrant r
Approximant w j ɻ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arabana (cover term) at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  2. ^ RMW Dixon (2002), Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development, p xxxvii
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Arabana–Wangganguru". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  5. ^ Jeff Mielke, 2008. The emergence of distinctive features, p 135

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