Yaygir language

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Native toAustralia
RegionNew South Wales
EthnicityYaygir people
Extincttwo speakers in 1929[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3xya

Yaygir (also spelt Yaygirr or Yegir) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language. It was spoken by the Yaygir people in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

There are currently attempts to revitalise the language, including the publication of a dictionary in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-op. "Yaygirr Language Revitalisation". Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yaygir". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ E10 Yaygir at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ Morelli, Steve (2012). Yaygirr Dictionary and Grammar. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay. Retrieved July 31, 2012.