Tommeginne language

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Northern Tasmanian
RegionNorth-central coast of Tasmania
EthnicityNorthern tribe of Tasmanians
Extinct19th century
Northern–Western Tasmanian?
Language codes
ISO 639-3xpv
port1278  included

Northern Tasmanian, or Tommeginne (Tommeeginnee), is an aboriginal language of Tasmania in the reconstruction of Claire Bowern.[2]

Northern Tasmanian is attested from word lists collected on Flinders Island by Joseph Milligan and published in 1857 & 1859. One, labeled "northwest tribes", contains 268[dubious ] words; the other, labeled "western tribes", contains 369.[3]


  1. ^ T1 Tommeginne at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Claire Bowern, September 2012, "The riddle of Tasmanian languages", Proc. R. Soc. B, 279, 4590–4595, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1842
  3. ^ Bowern (2012), supplement