Tharawal languages

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Tharawal
Ethnicity Yuin people
Geographic
distribution
New South Wales, Australia
Linguistic classification Pama–Nyungan
Subdivisions
Glottolog nort2761  (partial overlap)[1]
sout2771[2]

Tharawal (Thurawal) is a small family of extinct Australian Aboriginal languages once spoken along the South Coast of New South Wales.

According to Dixon (2002),[3] four Tharawal languages are attested, though he does not accept them as related:

Tharawal, Dhurga, Dyirringanj, Thawa

Bowern (2011) lists three–Dharawal, Dhurga, and Thawa—among the Yuin languages.[4]

Speakers[edit]

Peoples who spoke these languages include:

Southern New South Wales group Clans and Families of The Northern Dharawal

New South Wales south coast group

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Coastal Yuin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Coastal Yuin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. xxxiv–xxxv, ISBN 0-521-47378-0.
  4. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)

Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1.