Awabakal

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A language of Australia

Alternate Names
Awabagal
Population

No known L1 speakers. Survived late into the 19th century.

Location

New South Wales state: Lake Macquarie, south from Newcastle.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Awabagal, Cameeragal, Wonarua.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible portions: 1891. Long extinct, but there are attempts at revival (Wurm 2007). Awabakal Cultural Resource Association is doing revival work, and Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Center is running the Awabakal and Wonnarua (HRLM) Language Revitalization program (2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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