Wanggamala language

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Native to Australia
Region Northern Territory
Extinct 1 (2003)
  • Wangka-yutjuru
  • Wankamanha (Tharlimanha, Wangga-Manha)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
wnm – Wanggamanha
wky – Wangkayutyuru
lnw – Lanima
Glottolog wang1289  Wanggamala[1]

Wanggamala, also known as Wangka-Yutjurru, is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of the Pama–Nyungan family,[3] previously spoken in the Northern Territory, Hay River and south of Andegerebinha. As of 2003, there was one speaker remaining.[4]

Lanima, Yurlayurlanya (Ulaolinya), and Rangwa (Runga-Rungawa) are not dialects, but clans speaking the Wangkamanha dialect.[5]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wanggamala". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Wanggamala at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire (2001). "Karnic classification revisited". In J Simpson; et al. Forty years on. Canberra Pacific Linguistics. pp. 245–260. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19. 
  4. ^ International Encyclopedia of Linguistics: AAVE-Esperanto. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. 2003. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-19-513977-8.
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