Guwar language

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Region Queensland
Extinct attested 1886[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog guwa1244[2]

Gowar is an extinct indigenous language of Australia. The language was spoken on Moreton Island of the coast of modern-day Brisbane.[3]

Other spellings are Goowar, Gooar, Guar, Gowr-burra; other names Ngugi (Mugee, Wogee, Gnoogee), Chunchiburri, Booroo-geen-merrie.


  1. ^ a b Gowar at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Guwar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jefferies, Anthony (September 1, 2011). "Guwar, the language of Moreton Island, and its relationship to the Bandjalang and Yagara subgroups: a case for phylogenetic migratory expansion?". University of Queensland. Retrieved September 30, 2018.