Marrngu languages

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West Australia
Linguistic classification Pama–Nyungan
  • Desert Nyungic
    • Marrngu
Glottolog marr1265[1]
Marrngu languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan). Marrngu proper is on the coast, Mangarla inland.

The Marrngu languages are a branch of the Pama–Nyungan language family of Australia.

There are four members of the family, which all originated in Western Australia.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Marrngu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)