Yaygir language

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Native to Australia
Region New South Wales
Extinct two speakers in 1929[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xya
Glottolog yayg1236[2]

Yaygir (also spelt Yaygirr or Yegir) is an extinct aboriginal Australian language. It was spoken by the Yaygir people in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

There are currently attempts to revitalise the language, including the publication of a dictionary in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-op. "Yaygirr Language Revitalisation". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yaygir". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Yaygir at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ Morelli, Steve (2012). Yaygirr Dictionary and Grammar. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay. Retrieved July 31, 2012.