Turrbal language

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Region Queensland
Ethnicity Turrubal
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yxg
Glottolog yaga1256[1]
AIATSIS[2] E86* Turubul, E23 Jagara

Turrubal (Turubul), also known as Yagara (Jagara / Jagera), is an extinct language of Queensland.

Other spellings of Turrubal are Turrbul, Turrabul, Toorbal, Tarabul; other names of Yagara are Ugarapul, Yuggarabul, Yuggera, Yuggarapul, Yackarabul.'

The four dialects listed in Dixon (2002)[3] are sometimes seen as separate Durubalic languages, especially Jandai and Nukunul; Yagara and Turubul proper are more likely to be considered dialects.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yagara". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ a b Turubul at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  3. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. p. xxxiv.