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A language of Australia

ISO 639-3nys

Population  170 (1996 census).
Region  Southwest Australia.
Alternate names   Neo-Nyunga, Nyungar
Classification  Australian, Pama-Nyungan, South-West, Nyungar
Language use  Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, Whadjuk. There are about 8,000 people who are descended from the Nyunga and speak a mixture of English and Nyunga. They are sometimes called ‘Noonga’, ‘Noongar’, or ‘Noogar’, and their speech ‘Neo-Nyunga’.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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