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Kingkel
Rockhampton–Gladstone
Geographic
distribution
Queensland
Linguistic classificationPama–Nyungan
Subdivisions
Glottologrock1234

Kingkel is a putative small branch of the Pama–Nyungan family in Queensland, consisting of:

The two languages are not close.

Bowern (2011) reclassified Darumbal as a Maric language, but did not address Bayali. Bouckaert, Bower, and Atkinson (2018), based on more data and languages of the region, classify Darumbal as a sister of Mbabaram (and therefore related to Maric languages, though as the first to branch off within that group). Bayali is grouped with Waka-Kabi languages to the south.

Map of traditional lands of Aboriginal people around Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone, Queensland.
Map of traditional lands of Aboriginal people around Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone, Queensland.

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