- Kartu languages
Infobox Language family
fam2=South-WestThe Kartu languages is the name given by linguists to a group of Indigenous Australian languages spoken in the Murchison and Gascoyne regions of
Western Australiawhich are thought to be closely related and to descend from a relatively recent common ancestor.
The languages usually considered to be members of the Kartu group are:
The name "kartu" comes from the word for 'man' in one of the languages. In some earlier work the word was spelled 'kardu'.
* [http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVLPages/AborigPages/LANG/WA/section3.htm#3.5 "Handbook of WA Aboriginal Languages south of the Kimberley" -- family tree]
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