Wurrugu language

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Popham Bay
Region Northern Territory, Australia
Extinct Attested in the 19th century.
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wur
Glottolog wurr1238[1]

The Wurrugu language, also known as the Popham Bay language, is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language. It is known from just a few 19th-century wordlists and one rememberer.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wurrugu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Wurrugu at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Evans, N. (1996). First and last notes on Wurrugu. University of Melbourne Working Papers in Linguistics, 16, 91–98.