Jarrakan languages


Jarrakan languages
Jarrakan
Djeragan
Geographic
distribution:
northern Australia
Linguistic classification: a primary family of Australian languages.
Subdivisions:
Miriwoongic
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  Jarrakan (at left in inset)

The Jarrakan (formerly Djeragan) languages are a small family of Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northern Australia. The name is derived from the word jarrak, which means "language" in Kija.

The three main Jarrakan languages are:

These are divided into two groups: Kijic, consisting of only Kija, and Miriwoongic, consisting of Miriwoong and Gajirrabeng.

Doolboong may also have been a Jarrakan language, but this uncertain as it is extinct and essentially unattested.

References

  • McGregor, William (2004). The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. London, New York: Taylor & Francis. p. 40. 



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