Yura languages


Yura languages

Infobox Language family
name=Yura
altname=Thura-Yura
region=South Australia
familycolor=Australian
fam1=Pama-Nyungan
fam2=Southwest (Nyungic)
child1=Kaurna
child2=Ngadjuri
child3=Nukunu
child4=Narangga
child5=Barngarla
child6=Adnyamathanha
child7=Kuyani
child8=Nauo
child9=Wirangu
The Yura or Thura-Yura languages are a group of Australian Aboriginal languages surrounding Spencer's Gulf and Gulf St Vincent in South Australia, that comprise a genetic subgroup of the Southwest branch of the Pama-Nyungan family. The name "Yura" comes from the word for "person" in the northern languages; this is a lenited form of the "thura" found in other languages, hence "Thura-Yura". Similar words for "person" are found in languages outside the group, however.

References

*cite book |author=Simpson, Jane; Hercus, Luise |year=2004 |chapter=Thura-Yura as a subgroup |editor=Claire Bowern & Harold Koch |title=Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method |location=Amsterdam/Philadelphia |publisher=John Benjamins Publishing Company

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=90510 Ethnologue report for Yura]


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