Giyug language

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Native to Australia
Region Daly River; Anson Bay, Peron Islands, southwest of Darwin.
Extinct before the 1920s[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 giy
Glottolog giyu1238[2]
AIATSIS[1] N226*

Giyug is an extinct and unattested Australian Aboriginal language. It may (or may not) have been close to Wagaydy—perhaps a dialect—but is otherwise unknown.


  1. ^ a b Giyug 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). "Giyug". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.