Parnkalla language

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Region South Australia
Ethnicity Parnkalla
Extinct attested 1840s;[1] extinct as of 2005[2]
Revival from 2012
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bjb
Glottolog bang1339[3]

Parnkalla or Barngarla is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that was spoken in the Eyre Peninsula in the state of South Australia.

In 2012 Ghil'ad Zuckermann (University of Adelaide) and the Barngarla community launched a reclamation of the language, based on 170-year-old documents.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australia’s unspeakable indigenous tragedy / Lainie Anderson, 6 May 2012
  2. ^ a b Parnkalla at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Banggarla". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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