Language: Ngarla on the Ashburton river south of the Hamersley range


This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

E16/E17/E18 lists two languages in Western Australia called Ngarla [nrk] (near Port Hedland) and Ngarla [nlr] (on the Ashburton river south of the Hamersley range). The latter language is part of the same language as Yinhawangka [ywg] ( Torbjörn Westerlund 2015: 2 ). See also: Yinhawangka [ywg].

Retired in ISO 639-3: Split into Ngarla [nrk] and Yinhawangka [ywg]

  • Change request: 2012-075
  • ISO 639-3: nlr
  • Name: Ngarla
  • Reason: split
  • Effective: 2013-01-23

Excerpt from change request document:

Dr. Bowern judges the two languages Yinhawangka and Ngarla to be different. They are associated with different locations, as provided on the New Code Request form.

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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