Darwin Region languages
|from Darwin area to the West Alligator River|
|Linguistic classification||Proposed language family.|
Darwin Region languages (red), among other non-Pama–Nyungan languages (grey).
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:
- Laragiya (nearly extinct)
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.
|This Australian Aboriginal languages-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|