Yalgawarra language

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Flinders Island
Yalgawarra
Oko Wurriima
Region Flinders Island, Queensland
Extinct ca. 2000
Pama–Nyungan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 fln
Glottolog flin1247[2]
AIATSIS[3] Y61

The Flinders Island language, Yalgawarra, is an extinct Australian aboriginal language off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is not close to any other.

One of the last known speakers of the language was Johnny Flinders.[4]

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The language is also known as Wurima (Oko Wurriima), Mutumui.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, 23 December 2011 (corrected 6 February 2012)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Flinders Island". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Flinders Island at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ Langton 2012, p. 179.

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