Ngarna languages

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Ngarna
Warluwaric
Geographic
distribution:
Northern Territory, Queensland
Linguistic classification: Pama–Nyungan
  • Ngarna
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: ngar1290[1]
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Ngarna languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan). The two Ngarna areas are separated by Garrwan (grey).

The Ngarna or Warluwaric languages are a discontinuous primary branch of the Pama–Nyungan language family of Australia.[2][3]

The two geographic and also cladistic groups are:

Despite their geographic separation, the Ngarna languages are close enough to be accepted as a family in the conservative classification of Dixon (2002).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ngarna". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521473780, ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1. 
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)