Arnhem Land languages

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Arnhem Land
northern Australia
Linguistic classification Proposed language family
Glottolog None
Arnhem Land families:

The Arnhem Land languages are a language family proposed by Evans (1997) of Australian languages spoken across northern Arnhem Land.

(The name "Arnhem languages" is used by Green (2003) for what Evans calls "Ginwinyguan", and is only tangentially related to this proposal.)

The established language families included in this proposal are,


  • McConvell, Patrick and Nicholas Evans. (eds.) 1997. Archaeology and Linguistics: Global Perspectives on Ancient Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press