Parnkalla language

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Parnkalla
Barngarla
Region South Australia
Ethnicity Parnkalla
Extinct attested 1844, extinct as of 1960[1]
Revival from 2012
Pama–Nyungan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bjb
Glottolog bang1339[2]
AIATSIS[1] L6

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

"In 2011 an Israeli linguist, working with Adelaide University and the chair of linguistics and endangered languages, Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann, contacted the Barngarla community about helping to revive and reclaim the Barngarla language. This request was eagerly accepted by the Barngarla people and language reclamation workshops began in Port Lincoln, Whyalla and Port Augusta in 2012" (Barngarla man Stephen Atkinson, 2013).[3] The reclamation is based on 170-year-old documents.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Parnkalla at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Banggarla". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Language lost and regained / Barngarla man Stephen Atkinson, The Australian, 20 September 2013
  4. ^ Australia’s unspeakable indigenous tragedy / Lainie Anderson, 6 May 2012