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Darwin Region
Geographic
distribution
"Darwin, Australia
"Linguistic classification One of the world's primary "language families
Subdivisions
"Glottolog None
lara1258  (Laragia)[1]
limi1242  (Limilngan)[2]
umbu1259  (Umbugarlic)[3]
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Darwin Region languages (red), among other non-Pama–Nyungan languages (grey).
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Closeup. From west to east they are: Laragiya, Limilngan, and Umbugarlic.

The Darwin Region languages are a small "family of poorly attested "Australian Aboriginal languages of northern Australia proposed by linguist Mark Harvey. It unites the pair of Limilngan languages with two "language isolates:[4]

"Ngurmbur and "Bugurnidja are poorly attested extinct languages, which are joined with "Umbugarla to form the Umbugarlic branch.

Tryon (2007) lists the following varieties of Umbugarla–Ngumbur:

Ngunbudj (Gonbudj), Umbugarla, Bugunidja, Ngarduk, Ngumbur.

However, nothing is known of Ngunbudj or Ngarduk, which were extinct by WWII.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Laragia". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Limilngan". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Umbugarlic". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)
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