Nyigina language

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Region Lower Fitzroy River, Western Australia
Ethnicity Nyigina
Native speakers
20 (2005) to 68 (2006 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nyh
Glottolog nyig1240[2]

Nyikina (also Nyigina, Njigina) is an Australian Aboriginal language of Western Australia, spoken by the Nyigina people.

Warrwa may have been a dialect.


R. M. W. Dixon (2002) regards Nyikina, Warrwa, Yawuru and Jukun as a single language.

Nyikina is placed in the Nyulnyulan family of non-Pama–Nyungan languages.

Map of the traditional lands of Australian Aboriginal tribes around Derby, Western Australia.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nyikina at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nyigina". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ This map is indicative only.

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