Dhudhuroa language

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Victorian Alpine
Region North-eastern Victoria, Australia
Extinct Early 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ddr
Glottolog dhud1236[1]

Dhudhuroa is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of north-eastern Victoria. As it is no longer spoken, Dhudhuroa is primarily known today from written material collected by R. H. Mathews from Neddy Wheeler. It has gone by numerous names, including Dhudhuroa, the Victorian Alpine language, Dyinningmiddhang, Djilamatang, Theddora,[3] Theddoramittung, Balangamida, and Tharamirttong. Yaitmathang (Jaitmathang), or Jandangara (Gundanora), was spoken in the same area, but was a dialect of Ngarigu.[2]



Labial Alveolar Retroflex Dental Palatal Velar
Stop b d (ɖ [rd]) d̪ [dh] ɟ [dj] ɡ
Nasal m n (ɳ [rn]) n̪ [nh] ɲ [ny] ŋ [ng]
Lateral l
Rhotic r [rr]
Approximant w j [y]


Front Central Back
Close i iː u uː
Open a aː

Blake and Reid (2002) suggest that there were possibly two retroflex consonants.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dhudhuroa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ a b Dhudhuroa at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, volume 75, page 324: It is obvious that the two, the Theddora and the Dhudhuroa, are the same.

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