Dhurga language

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Region New South Wales, Australia
Ethnicity Dhurga (Yuin)
Native speakers
Few surviving speakers
  • Tharumba
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dhu
Glottolog dhur1239[1]

Dhurga (Thurga) is an Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales spoken around the Bega Valley (southern Yuin) area.[3] The language is tonal. The language does not have a word for "thank you"; in an interview with Graham Moore, a Yuin Elder who spoke the language, Moore stated, "We didn't have a word for thank you as we were quite a giving people."[4]

Dharamba and Walbanga may have been dialects.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dhurga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Dhurga at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Interview with Graham Moore (Yuin Elder)
  4. ^ Interview with Graham Moore (Yuin Elder)