Garawa language

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Garawa
Region Northern Territory, Australia
Native speakers
59 (2012) to 129 (2016 census)[1]
Garrwan
  • Garawa
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wrk
Glottolog gara1269[2]
AIATSIS[3] N155
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Garawa (or Garrwa, Gaarwa, Karawa, Leearrawa) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Garrwa people of northern Australia.

Phonology[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Front Back
High i u
Low a

Consonants[edit]

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palatal Alveolo-
palatal
Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ŋ ŋ̟ ɲ n ɳ
Lateral ʎ l ɭ
Rhotic r ɻ
Semivowel w j

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". stat.data.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Garawa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Garawa at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Belfrage, H. (1992). Aspects of verb and pronoun morphology, semantics and syntax in Garrwa. BA honours sub-thesis. University of Melbourne.
  • Furby, Christine E. (1972). "The pronominal system of Garawa". Oceanic Linguistics. University of Hawai'i Press. 11 (1): 1–31. doi:10.2307/3622731. JSTOR 3622731.
  • Furby, Edward S.; Furby, Christine E. (1977). A preliminary analysis of Garawa phrases and clauses. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Series B, no. 42.
  • Mushin, Ilana. 2012. A grammar of Garrwa. Berlin: de Gruyter.

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