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Worrorran
Geographic
distribution
northern Australia
"Linguistic classification One of the world's primary "language families
Subdivisions
"Glottolog worr1236[1]
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Worrorran languages (purple), among other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)

The Worrorran (Wororan) languages are a small "family of "Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northern "Western Australia.

The Worrorran languages fall into three "dialect clusters:

Validity[edit]

There has been debate over whether the Worrorran languages are demonstrably related to one another, or constitute a "geographical language group.

Dixon (2002) considers them to be "language isolates with no demonstrable relationship other than that of a "Sprachbund.

However, more recent literature differs from Dixon:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Worrorran". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ 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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