Minkin language

Minkin language
Spoken in Northern Territory, Australia
Native speakers 0
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The Minkin language is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language, perhaps a language isolate, of northern Australia. It was spoken in the area around Burketown, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in an area that contains the headwaters of the Leichhardt River.[1]

The classification of Minkin is uncertain, primarily due to a lack of data. It has been suggested that it may have been related to the Yiwaidjan or Tankic language families.


  1. ^ Nicholas Evans (1990). "The Minkin language of the Burketown region". In Geoffrey N. O'Grady & Darrell T. Tryon. Studies in Comparative Pama-Nyungan. Volume 111 of Pacific Linguistics. Australian National University. pp. 173–207. ISBN 9780858833883. 

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