Nyunga

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Neo-Nyunga, Nyungar
Population

240 (2006 census).

Location

Southwest Australia.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Other Comments

Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, and Whadjuk. There are about 8,000 people who are descended from the Nyunga who speak a mixture of English and Nyunga, included as a dialect of English [eng] in Australia. They are sometimes called Noonga, Noongar, or Noogar, and their speech Neo-Nyunga.