Burarran languages


Burarran languages

Infobox Language family
name=Burarran
altname=Maningrida
region=Northern Territory
familycolor=Australian
fam1=Arnhem Land languages
child1=Guragone
child2=Burarra
child3=Ndjebbana
child4=Nakkara

Burarran or Maningrida is a small family of Australian Aboriginal languages spoken in northern Australia. It includes four languages, none closely related:

*Guragone
*Burarra
*Ndjebbana (or "Djeebbana," also called "Gunavidji, Kunibidji," or "Gombudj)"
*Nakkara

In 1997 Nicholas Evans proposed an Arnhem Land family that includes the Burarran languages.

References

* McConvell, Patrick and Nicholas Evans. (eds.) 1997. "Archaeology and Linguistics: Global Perspectives on Ancient Australia." Melbourne: Oxford University Press


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