Tharawal
EthnicityYuin people
Geographic
distribution
New South Wales, Australia
Linguistic classificationPama–Nyungan
Subdivisions
Glottolognort2761  (partial overlap)
sout2771

Tharawal (Thurawal) is a small family of extinct Australian Aboriginal languages once spoken along the South Coast of New South Wales.

According to Dixon (2002),[1] four Tharawal languages are attested, though he does not accept them as related:

Tharawal, Dhurga, Dyirringanj, Thawa

Bowern (2011) lists three–Dharawal, Dhurga, and Thawa—among the Yuin languages.[2]

Speakers

Peoples who spoke these languages include:

Southern New South Wales group Clans and Families of The Northern Dharawal

New South Wales south coast group

References

  1. ^ Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. pp. xxxiv–xxxv. ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1.
  2. ^ Bowern, Claire. 2011. "How Many Languages Were Spoken in Australia?", Anggarrgoon: Australian languages on the web, December 23, 2011 (corrected February 6, 2012)