Yalarnnga language

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Region Queensland
Extinct 1980
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ylr
Glottolog yala1262[1]

Yalarnnga (also Jalarnnga, Yalarrnnga, or Yalanga) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of the Pama–Nyungan family, that may be related to the Kalkatungu language. It was formerly spoken in areas near the town of Dajarra, in far northwestern Queensland. The last native speaker died in 1980.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yalarnnga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Yalarnnga at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Breen, Gavan, & Blake, Barry J. The grammar of Yalarnnga : a language of western Queensland. Canberra : Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 2007. ISBN 978-0-85883-567-2