Family: Djiwarli-Thiin

Comments on subclassification

Peter K. Austin 2015: 24-25 Claire Bowern and Quentin Atkinson 2012 Peter Austin 1988

AES status:
Djiwarli (djl-djl) = 10 (Extinct)

Retired in ISO 639-3: Split into Djiwarli [dze] and Thiin [iin]

  • Change request: 2012-074
  • ISO 639-3: djl
  • Name: Djiwarli
  • Reason: split
  • Effective: 2013-01-23

Excerpt from change request document:

Dr. Bowern (p.c.), Peter Austin (, Austin, Peter. 1983. Classification of Southern Pilbara Languages.), and Alan Dench (Dench, Alan. 1995. Pacific Linguistics, 71. University of California) all support Thiin's existence as separate from Djiwarli.

Together Djiwarli and Thiin form a subgroup "Kanyara-Mantharta" languages under Pama- Nyungan, South-West, Coastal Ngayarda.

We believe that Dr. Bowern's research and expertise on languages of Australia, as well as the support of the sources listed below are sufficient to define this as a distinct language.

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