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Paakantyi is a Pama-Nyungan language spoken along the Darling River in New South Wales in Australia by about 22 people. The name of the language comes from the native name of the Darling river, Paaka. The language is also known as Darling.

Efforts are being made to revive the language, and it is taught in a number of schools.

Paakantyi alphabet and pronunciation

Paakantyi alphabet and pronunciation

Download a chart of the Paakantyi alphabet (PDF, in German)

Information about Paakantyi pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Some words in Paakantyi


Information about the Paakantyi language and people

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

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