Kartu languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan). Wajarri is the southern and interior group.
The Kartu languages is a group of Indigenous Australian languages spoken in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. They are thought to be closely related and to form a low-level genealogical group.
The languages usually considered to be members of the Kartu group are, from north to south:
The name kartu comes from the word for 'man' in one of the languages. In some earlier work the word was spelled 'kardu'.
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- Bowern & Koch (2004) Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method
- Bowern, Claire. 2011. How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?
- Handbook of WA Aboriginal Languages south of the Kimberley -- family tree
- Austlang: the Australian Indigenous Languages Database at AIATSIS
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