Flinders Island language
|Region||Flinders Island, Queensland|
Flinders Island is an extinct Australian aboriginal language spoken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It's unconfirmed as a distinct language. The inhabitants of the island were the Aba Yalgayi.
One of the last known speakers of the language was Johnny Flinders.
The name Biyalgeyi have been used, but there is no evidence it refers to a language. Yalgawarra is a clan name.
- Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, 23 December 2011 (corrected 6 February 2012)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Flinders Island". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Y67 Flinders Island at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Langton 2012, p. 179.
- Langton, Marcia (2012). "The Diaspora and the Return: History and Memorty in Cape York Peninsula, Australia". In Hendry, Joy; Fitznor, Laara (eds.). Anthropologists, Indigenous Scholars and the Research Endeavour: Seeking Bridges Towards Mutual Respect. Routledge. pp. 171–184. ISBN 978-1-136-33115-2.
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