Ngayawung language

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Lower Riverland
RegionSouth Australia
EthnicityNgaiawang, Ngaralti, Nganguruku
Extinct(date missing)
  • Ngayawang
  • Nganguruku
  • Ngaralti (Ngaralda)?
Language codes
ISO 639-3nwg
AIATSIS[2]S7 Ngaiawang, S4 Ngaralti, S6 Nganguruku

Ngayawung (Ngaiawong) is an extinct language of southern South Australia, spoken by the Ngaiawang, Ngaralti and Nganguruku people.

The name is also spelled Ngaiyau, Aiawung, Aiawong, Iawung, Nggauaiyowangko; other names are Birta, Pitta, Pieta, Peeita and Meru.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lower Riverland". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ S7 Ngaiawang at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)