Narangga language

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Narangga
Region South Australia
Ethnicity Narungga people
Extinct ca. 1936[1]
Revival 1980s;[1] 24 speakers reported in 2006 census[2]
Pama–Nyungan
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nnr
Linguist list
nnr
Glottolog naru1238[3]
AIATSIS[2] L1

Narangga (also Narungga) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language formerly spoken by the Narungga people in Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. As a result of the colonisation of Australia, the Narangga language fell into disuse within several generations. Nevertheless, Narangga continued to be documented into the 20th century and the 1980s saw a community reclamation of the Narangga language by the Aboriginal community. As a result of revival efforts, the language along with Narangga culture is now being taught around the Yorke Peninsula, from Moonta and Maitland Area Schools to Point Pearce.

Classification[edit]

Narangga is related to other Yura languages such as Nukunu, Kaurna, and Ngadjuri. As such it belongs to the Pama–Nyungan family.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wanganeen and Eira, pp. 4-5.
  2. ^ a b Narangga at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Narungga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

References[edit]

  • Wanganeen, Tania; Eira, Christina (2006). "Introduction". The Fragments of Budderer's Waddy: A New Narungga Grammar. Maitland, South Australia: Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association, Inc. 
  • Nharangga Warra: Narungga Dictionary. Maitland, South Australia: Narungga Aboriginal Progress Association, Inc. 2006.