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Noongar (Nyungaa-wangka)

Noongar or Nyungar is an Australian language of the Nyungar group of the Pama-Nyungan language family with only a few fluent speakers. It was once spoken in the south-western part of Western Australia between the area north of Perth and the south coast eastern of Albany. Most of Nyungar-speaking peoble live in the eastern part of this region. There was no standard Nyungar language, but a number of dialects. A creolized form of the eastern dialect of Noongar, known as Neo-Nyungar, is spoken by about 8,000 people.

Noongar was first written in 1801 by Mathew Flinders, who made a number of word lists. Since then a number of different spelling systems have been devised.

Noongar pronunciation

Noongar pronunciation

Transcriptions starting with a hyphen indicate that the letters appear only at the ends of words.

Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.

Links

Information about the Noongar people, language and culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noongar

Noongar (Nyungar) language resources
http://www.omninet.net.au/~bhoward/language.html

Details of Noogar pronunciation
http://www.omninet.net.au/~bhoward/pronunciation.html

Pama-Nyungan languages

Alyawarr, Arrernte, Bundjalung, Dhuwal, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja, 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

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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