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How many aboriginal languages are there in Australia?

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2012-04-16 04:21:43

Prior to European settlement of Australia, there were 250

aboriginal languages spoken in Australia. Today, there are 145

aboriginal languages spoken in Australia, and of these 110 are

listed as "critically endangered".

Answer:

There are actually more than 200 aboriginal languages. Here is a

list of all 274 languages spoken in Australia (including about 100

whose current status is unknown):

1. Adnyamathanha

2. Aghu Tharnggalu

3. Alawa

4. Alngith

5. Alyawarr

6. Amarag

7. Ami

8. Andegerebinha

9. Angloromani

10. Anindilyakwa

11. Anmatyerre

12. Antakarinya

13. Arabana

14. Areba

15. Arrarnta, Western

16. Arrernte, Eastern

17. Atampaya

18. Australian Aborigines Sign Language

19. Australian Sign Language

20. Awabakal

21. Ayabadhu

22. Badimaya

23. Bandjalang

24. Bandjigali

25. Banggarla

26. Bardi

27. Barrow Point

28. Bayali

29. Bayungu

30. Bidyara

31. Biri

32. Broome Pearling Lugger Pidgin

33. Bunaba

34. Burarra

35. Burduna

36. Dagoman

37. Darling

38. Dayi

39. Dhalandji

40. Dhangu

41. Dhargari

42. Dhurga

43. Dhuwal

44. Dieri

45. Dirari

46. Djambarrpuyngu

47. Djamindjung

48. Djangun

49. Djauan

50. Djawi

51. Djeebbana

52. Djinang

53. Djinba

54. Djingili

55. Djiwarli

56. Dyaabugay

57. Dyaberdyaber

58. Dyangadi

59. Dyirbal

60. Dyugun

61. English

62. Erre

63. Flinders Island

64. Gadjerawang

65. Gagadu

66. Gambera

67. Gamilaraay

68. Ganggalida

69. Gangulu

70. Garawa

71. Garig-Ilgar

72. Giyug

73. Gooniyandi

74. Gudanji

75. Gugadj

76. Gugu Badhun

77. Gugu Warra

78. Gugubera

79. Guguyimidjir

80. Gumatj

81. Gungabula

82. Gunwinggu

83. Gunya

84. Gupapuyngu

85. Guragone

86. Gurdjar

87. Gureng Gureng

88. Gurinji

89. Guwamu

90. Guyani

91. Iwaidja

92. Jaru

93. Kala Lagaw Ya

94. Kalarko

95. Kalkutung

96. Kamu

97. Kanju

98. Karadjeri

99. Kariyarra

100. Kayardild

101. Kaytetye

102. Kitja

103. Kokata

104. Kriol

105. Kukatja

106. Kuku-Mangk

107. Kuku-Mu'inh

108. Kuku-Muminh

109. Kuku-Ugbanh

110. Kuku-Uwanh

111. Kuku-Yalanji

112. Kumbainggar

113. Kunbarlang

114. Kungarakany

115. Kunggara

116. Kunggari

117. Kunjen

118. Kurrama

119. Kuthant

120. Kuuku-Ya'u

121. Kwini

122. Lamu-Lamu

123. Laragia

124. Lardil

125. Leningitij

126. Limilngan

127. Madngele

128. Malay, Cocos Islands

129. Malgana

130. Manangkari

131. Manda

132. Mandandanyi

133. Mangala

134. Mangarayi

135. Mangerr

136. Mara

137. Maranunggu

138. Margany

139. Margu

140. Maridan

141. Maridjabin

142. Marimanindji

143. Maringarr

144. Marithiel

145. Mariyedi

146. Marriammu

147. Marti Ke

148. Martu Wangka

149. Martuyhunira

150. Maung

151. Mayaguduna

152. Maykulan

153. Mbabaram

154. Mbara

155. Mbariman-Gudhinma

156. Meriam

157. Miriwung

158. Miwa

159. Mudbura

160. Mullukmulluk

161. Muluridyi

162. Murrinh-Patha

163. Muruwari

164. Nakara

165. Nangikurrunggurr

166. Narrinyeri

167. Ngaanyatjarra

168. Ngadjunmaya

169. Ngalakan

170. Ngalkbun

171. Ngamini

172. Ngandi

173. Nganyaywana

174. Ngarinman

175. Ngarinyin

176. Ngarla

177. Ngarluma

178. Ngawun

179. Ngura

180. Ngurmbur

181. Nhanda

182. Nhuwala

183. Nijadali

184. Nimanbur

185. Nugunu

186. Nungali

187. Nunggubuyu

188. Nyamal

189. Nyangga

190. Nyangumarta

191. Nyawaygi

192. Nyigina

193. Nyulnyul

194. Nyunga

195. Pakanha

196. Panytyima

197. Pini

198. Pinigura

199. Pintiini

200. Pintupi-Luritja

201. Pirlatapa

202. Pitcairn-Norfolk

203. Pitjantjatjara

204. Pitta Pitta

205. Rembarunga

206. Ritarungo

207. Thayore

208. Thaypan

209. Thurawal

210. Tiwi

211. Tjurruru

212. Torres Strait Creole

213. Tyaraity

214. Umbindhamu

215. Umbugarla

216. Umbuygamu

217. Umpila

218. Uradhi

219. Urningangg

220. Wadjiginy

221. Wadjigu

222. Wagaya

223. Wageman

224. Wajarri

225. Wakawaka

226. Walmajarri

227. Wambaya

228. Wamin

229. Wandarang

230. Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa

231. Wanggamala

232. Wangganguru

233. Wanman

234. Waray

235. Wardaman

236. Wariyangga

237. Warlmanpa

238. Warlpiri

239. Warluwara

240. Warrgamay

241. Warrwa

242. Warumungu

243. Warungu

244. Wikalkan

245. Wik-Epa

246. Wik-Iiyanh

247. Wik-Keyangan

248. Wik-Me'anha

249. Wik-Mungkan

250. Wik-Ngathana

251. Wikngenchera

252. Wilawila

253. Wiradhuri

254. Wirangu

255. Worimi

256. Worora

257. Wuliwuli

258. Wulna

259. Wunambal

260. Wurrugu

261. Yalarnnga

262. Yandruwandha

263. Yangman

264. Yankunytjatjara

265. Yan-nhangu

266. Yanyuwa

267. Yawarawarga

268. Yawuru

269. Yidiny

270. Yindjibarndi

271. Yindjilandji

272. Yinggarda

273. Yir Yoront

274. Yugambal


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