Yuyu language

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Upper Riverland
Region South Australia
Extinct (date missing)
  • Ngintait (Inteck)
  • Ngarkat (Ngarrket)
  • Yirawirung (Erawirung)
  • Ngawait
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yxu
Glottolog uppe1415[1]
AIATSIS[2] S19 Yuyu, S18 Ngintait

Yuyu (Yirau) is an extinct language or dialect cluster of southern South Australia. Walsh treats Yuyu as a language with Ngawait, Erawirung, Ngintait, and Ngarkat as dialects; Berndt and Berndt (1993) list those as dialects related to Yuyu.[3][2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Upper Riverland". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ a b Yuyu at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  (see the info box for additional links)
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)