|Linguistic classification||One of the world's primary language families|
Nyulnyulan languages (purple), among other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)
The Nyulnyulan languages are a small family of closely related Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northern Western Australia. Most languages in this family are extinct, with only 3 extant languages, all of which are almost extinct.
The languages form two branches established on the basis of lexical and morphological innovation.
- Western or Nyulnyulic:
- Eastern or Dyukun:
- Bowern, Claire. 2004: Bardi Verb Morphology in Historical Perspective PhD, Harvard University
- Bowern, Claire. 2010: Two Missing Pieces in a Nyulnyulan Jigsaw Puzzle. LSA, Baltimore.
- Stokes, B; McGregor, W. B. (2003). "Classification and subclassification of the Nyulnyulan languages". In N. Evans. The Non-Pama–Nyungan Languages of Northern Australia: Comparative Studies of the Continent’s Most Linguistically Complex Region. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 29–74.
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