Southwest Pama-Nyungan languages


Southwest Pama-Nyungan languages

Infobox Language family
name=South-West Pama-Nyungan
region=Southwestern Australia
familycolor=Australian
fam1=Pama-Nyungan
child1=Ngayarta
child2=Kanyara
child3=Nyungic
The South-West Pama-Nyungan or Nyungic language group is the most diverse and widespread subfamily of the Pama-Nyungan language family of Australia. It contains about fifty distinct languages.

Internal classification

The Kanyara and Mantharta languages appear to be the most divergent of the Southwest languages. The others are sometimes collected under the name Nyungic.

*Kanyara
*Mantharta
*Nyungic
**Ngayarda (Yindjibarndi, "etc.")
**Kartu (Wajarri, Badimaya, "etc.")
**"Nyungar"
**"Mangarla"
**Mirniny (Ngadjunmaya)
**Wati (Western Desert Language "etc.")
**Marrngu (Garadyari, Nyangumarta)
**"Ngardi"
**Ngarrga (Warlmanpa, Warlpiri)
**Ngumpin (Walmajarri, Djaru, Gurindji, Mudburra, Ngarinman)
**Nangga
**Yura (Adnyamathanha, "etc.")


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