Lamu-Lamu language

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Lamu-Lamu
Mba Rumbathama
Native toAustralia
RegionQueensland
EthnicityLamalama
Native speakers
3 (2016 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lby
Glottologlamu1254[2]
AIATSIS[3]Y136

Lamu-Lamu (Lama-Lama), also known by the clan name Mba Rumbathama, is a Paman language of Queensland, Australia.

Lamalama is one of four languages once spoken by the Lamalama people, the others being Umbuygamu, Mbariman-Gudinhma, and Umbindhamu.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Verstraete, J. (2018). The Genetic Status of Lamalamic: Phonological and Morphological Evidence. Oceanic Linguistics 57(1), 1-30. University of Hawai'i Press.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". stat.data.abs.gov.au. ABS. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lamalama". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Y136 Lamu-Lamu at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies