Yitha Yitha language

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Yitha-Yitha
Lower Darling–Lower Lachlan
RegionSouth Australia
EthnicityYitha Yitha, Tatitati
Native speakers
10 (2005)[1]
Dialects
  • Yitha-Yitha
  • Dardi-Dardi (Tati-Tati, Ta-tati)
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
xth – Yitha Yitha
dda – Dadi Dadi
Glottologlowe1403[2]
AIATSIS[1]D7 Yitha Yitha, S28 Dadi Dadi
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Jitajita traditional lands

Yitha-Yitha is a moribund language of southern South Australia spoken by the Yitha Yitha people. The language was studied in the 1980s. Yita Yita has many monosyllabic words, consonant finals and consonant clusters. Many Yita Yita place names include the words tin meaning foot, and cabul meaning leg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b D7 Yitha Yitha at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lower Darling–Lower Lachlan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.