Spoken L1 Language: Miriwung

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Comments on subclassification

The Miriwunic subgroup posited by Geoffrey N. O'Grady and Voegelin, C. and Voegelin, F. 1966: 34 presumably of lexicostatistical grounds is impressionistically borne out in the only published Gadjerong vocabulary Arthur Capell 1940, 1940: 410 .

AES status:
nearly extinct
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Miriwoong (2549-mep) = Critically Endangered (80 percent certain, based on the evidence available) (The first revitalisation efforts go back to the early 1970s when a group of Miriwoong elders formed the Mirima Council and started a number of initiatives, including working with a linguist." "All fluent speakers who use Miriwoong as their first language are 60 years of age or older. There are only a handful of moderately fluent speakers in the 40–60 age group but Miriwoong is not their primary language and they do not have comprehensive grammatical proficiency." "Based on the Language Endangerment Status Indicator from the National Indigenous Languages Survey Report (Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies 2005), Miriwoong can be classified as severely to critically endangered.)

(see Olawsky 2010)

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