Wardaman

Wardaman is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Northern Territory of Australia by about 86 people. It is related to Dagoman and Yangman, extinct languages or dialects formerly spoken in the Nothern Territory, and is classified either as a language isolate, or the last remaining member of the Yangmanic language family.

Wardaman was formerly spoken in Scott Creek (Wugimadgun) and along the Katherine River (Mululeyn) and Victoria River (Langgay). Most of the Wardaman now live in or near Katherine.

Wardaman alphabet and pronunciation

Wardaman alphabet and pronunciation

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Information about Wardaman pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample videos in and about Wardaman

Links

Information about the Wardaman language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardaman_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/wrr
http://austlang.aiatsis.gov.au/main.php?code=N35
A Grammar of Wardaman: A Language of the Northern Territory of Australia

Language isolates

Adaizan, Ainu, Basque, Burushaski, Candoshi-Shapra, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Keres, Kuot, Kutenai, Natchez, Nihali, Nivkh, Páez, Purepecha, Seri, Sumerian, Ticuna, Tiwi, Tunica, Urarina, Wardaman, Washo, Yuchi/Euchee, Zuni

Languages written with the Latin alphabet


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