North Cape York Paman languages

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North Cape York Paman
Northern Paman
Geographic
distribution
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
Linguistic classification Pama–Nyungan
  • Paman
    • North Cape York Paman
Subdivisions
  • Northern Paman (proper) †
  • Umpila
  • Wik
Glottolog None
nort2758  (Northern Paman)[1]
comp1236  (Wik–Umpila)[2]
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North Cape York Paman languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan)

The North Cape York Paman languages are a subdivision of the Paman languages consisting of forty languages, all spoken on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia. The languages are grouped largely according to R. M. W. Dixon.[3] The only extant branches of this family are Umpila and the Wik languages.

The languages are,

Sutton (2001) also distinguishes a Ndwa'ngith language among Northern Paman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Paman". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wik–Umpila". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. p. xxxi. ISBN 0-521-47378-0.