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The Tharawal language (Thurawal, Dharawal, Wodiwodi) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of New South Wales.

Tharawal
Dharawal
RegionNew South Wales, Australia
EthnicityTharawal, Wodiwodi, Gweagal
Revival27 self-identified speakers (2016 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tbh
Glottologthur1254[2]
AIATSIS[3]S59
Traditional lands of Australian Aboriginal tribes around Sydney, New South Wales.[4]

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Velar Alveolar Dental Palatal
Stop b ɡ d ɟ
Nasal m ŋ n ɲ
Lateral l
Rhotic r
Approximant w j

VowelsEdit

Vowels are phonemically /a i u/.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". stat.data.abs.gov.au. ABS. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Thurawal". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ S59 Tharawal at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ This map is indicative only.
  5. ^ Eades, Diana K. (1976). The Dharawal and Dhurga Languages of the New South Wales South Coast.

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