Tharawal language

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RegionNew South Wales, Australia
EthnicityTharawal, Wodiwodi, Gweagal
Revival27 self-identified speakers (2016 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tbh

The Tharawal language (Thurawal, Dharawal, Wodiwodi) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales.

Traditional lands of Australian Aboriginal tribes around Sydney, New South Wales.[4]



Labial Velar Alveolar Dental Palatal
Stop b ɡ d ɟ
Nasal m ŋ n ɲ
Lateral l
Rhotic r
Approximant w j


Vowels are phonemically /a i u/.[5]

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  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". ABS. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Thurawal". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ S59 Tharawal at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ This map is indicative only.
  5. ^ Eades, Diana K. (1976). The Dharawal and Dhurga Languages of the New South Wales South Coast.

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