Nganyaywana language

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Nganyaywana
Aniwan
New England language
Region New South Wales, Australia
Ethnicity Nganyaywana
Extinct (date missing)
Pama–Nyungan
Dialects
Inuwon
? Enneewin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nyx
Glottolog ngan1296[1]
AIATSIS[2] D24
Anaiwan language.png
Anaiwan (green) among other Pama–Nyungan languages (tan)

Nganyaywana is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales.

Classification[edit]

Once included in the Kuric languages, Bowern (2011) classifies Nganyaywana as a separate Anewan (Anaiwan) branch of the Pama–Nyungan languages.[3]

Dialects[edit]

Besides Nganyaywana, Anewan may include Enneewin, with which shares about 65% of its vocabulary. Crowley (1976) counts these as distinct languages, whereas Wafer and Lissarrague (2008) consider them to be dialects.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nganyaywana". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Nganyaywana at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)
  4. ^ Enneewin at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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