Gippsland languages

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Gippsland
Geographic
distribution
Gippsland, New South Wales
Linguistic classification Pama–Nyungan
  • Southeastern
    • Victorian
      • Eastern Victoria
        • Gippsland
Subdivisions
Glottolog None
gana1268  (Ganai)[1]
dhud1237  (Dhudhuroa–Pallanganmiddang)[2]
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Gippsland languages (green) among other Pama–Nyungan (tan). The section on the coast is Gaanay.

The Gippsland languages are a family of Pama–Nyungan languages of Australia.[3] They are spoken in the Gippsland region, the southernmost part of mainland Australia, on the Bass Strait. There are three rather distant branches; these often considered single languages, though the dialects of Gaanay are sometimes counted separately:

All are now extinct. The Gippsland languages, especially Gaanay, have phonotactics that are unusual for mainland Australian languages, but characteristic of Tasmanian languages.

[East Victoria = Yorta-Yortic + Gaanay + Pallanganmiddang (Dhudhuroa not addressed)]

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ganai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dhudhuroa–Pallanganmiddang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)
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