Nganyaywana language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nganyaywana
Aniwan
New England language
Region Armidale New South Wales, Australia
Ethnicity Nganyaywana
Extinct (date missing)
Dialects
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nyx
Glottolog ngan1296[1]
AIATSIS[2] D24
Anaiwan language.png
Anaiwan (green) among other Pama–Nyungan languages (tan)

Nganyaywana is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales.

Classification[edit]

Once included in the Kuric languages, Bowern (2011) classifies Nganyaywana as a separate Anēwan (Anaiwan) branch of the Pama–Nyungan languages.[3]

Dialects[edit]

Besides Nganyaywana, Anewan may include Enneewin, with which shares about 65% of its vocabulary. Crowley (1976) counts these as distinct languages, whereas Wafer and Lissarrague (2008) consider them to be dialects.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nganyaywana". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Nganyaywana at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)
  4. ^ Enneewin at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

External links[edit]