Ngiyambaa is a member of the Wiradhuric subgroup of the Pama-Nyungan language family. t was originally spoken by the Wailwan and Wiraibon. These were East Australian tribes who were located in the geographical centre of New South Wales, between Sandy Creek near Cobar to the north and Willandra Creek near Ivanhoe to the south. Now, Ngiyampaa speakers live in various places around southeastern Australia.

The language is only spoken by a handful of people, perhaps 10, and is used mainly for traditional and cultural purposes. There are two variants of the language: Wailwan (Wayilwan) and Wiraibon (Wangaaypuwan).

Ngiyambaa pronunciation

Ngiyambaa pronunciation

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.


Information about the Ngiyambaa people, language and culture

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dhuwal, Djinang, Djinba, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja, Guugu Yalandji, Guugu Yimithirr, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kaurna, Kunjen, Kuuk Thaayorre, Martu Wangka, Ngaanyatjarra, Ngiyambaa, Noongar, Paakantyi, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri, Wemba Wemba, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Yindjibarndi, Yolngu

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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