Mithaka language

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Native to Australia
Extinct (date missing)
  • Midhaga
  • ? Karruwali (Garuwali)
  • ? Marrulha (Marrula, Marulta)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rxw (Karuwali)
Glottolog mith1235[2]
AIATSIS[3] L34 Mithaka, L35 Karuwali, L33 Marulta

Mithaka (Midhaga) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language.[4]

Karruwali (Garuwali) and Marulta (Marrulha, Marrula) are counted as dialects per Dixon (2002). However, Bowern (2001) states that there is not enough evidence to classify them, or even to establish that they are Karnic languages.


  1. ^ RMW Dixon (2002), Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development, p xxxvii
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mithaka–Karruwali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Mithaka at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  4. ^ Bowern, Claire (2001). "Karnic classification revisited". In J Simpson; et al. Forty years on. Canberra Pacific Linguistics. pp. 245–260. Archived from the original on 2012-05-20. 

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