Adithinngithigh language

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Adithinngithigh
Native to Australia
Region Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dth
Glottolog None
AIATSIS[1] Y229*

Adithinngithigh is an Australian aboriginal language once spoken in Cape York in Queensland.

There has been some confusion over the name:

Given that Aditinngithigh and ‘Arritinngithigh’ seem to have been identified with only one estate each and the names are so similar, it might be tempting to consider their distinct spellings a mere artifact of the recording process, but the names are indeed distinct and moreover the relevant estate are noncontiguous and owned by different people.[2]

However, it is not clear how distinct the two varieties are.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adithinngithigh at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Peter Sutton (2001) "Talking language". In Simpson, et al. (ed), Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, p 459.