Ngayawung language

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Lower Riverland
Region South Australia
Extinct (date missing)
  • Ngayawang
  • Nganguruku
  • Ngaralti (Ngaralda)?
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nwg
Glottolog lowe1402[1]
AIATSIS[2] S7 Ngaiawang, S4 Ngaralti, S6 Nganguruku

Ngayawung (Ngaiawong) is an extinct language of southern South Australia, spoken by the Ngaiawang people.

The name is also spelled Ngaiyau, Aiawung, Aiawong, Iawung, Nggauaiyowangko; other names are Birta, Pitta, Pieta, Peeita and Meru.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lower Riverland". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Ngaiawang at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)