Doolboong language

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Doolboong
Region Northern Territory
Extinct (date missing)
Jarrakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None
AIATSIS[1] K50*

Doolboong (also Tulpung or Duulngari[2]) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language formerly spoken by the Doolboong people on the coast of the Cambridge Gulf in the Northern Territory.

There are no longer any speakers of Doolboong, and no written records of it exist. However, speakers of the nearby Gajirrabeng and Miriwoong languages say it was similar to Gajirrabeng.[3] This would place it in the Jarrakan family; however, it may instead belong to the neighbouring Worrorran family.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doolboong at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ a b McGregor, William (1988). Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 
  3. ^ McGregor, William (2004). The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. London, New York: Taylor & Francis. p. 40.