Anewan language

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Anaiwan
Anewan
New England language
RegionArmidale New South Wales, Australia
EthnicityAnēwan, Himberrong
Extinct(date missing)
Dialects
  • Nganyaywana (South Anaiwan)
  • Inuwon–Himberrong
  • ? Enneewin (North Anaiwan)
Language codes
ISO 639-3nyx
Glottologngan1296[1]
AIATSIS[2]D24 Southern Anaiwan, D64 Northern Anaiwan
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Anaiwan (green) among other Pama–Nyungan languages (tan)

Anaiwan (Anēwan) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales. Since 2017, there has been a revival program underway to bring the language back.

Classification[edit]

Once included in the Kuric languages, Bowern (2011) classifies Nganyaywana as a separate Anēwan (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, eds. (2017). "Nganyaywana". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ D24 Southern Anaiwan at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  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. ^ D64 Enneewin at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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