What languages were spoken in Australia before white settlement?
Before the white settlement settled in Australia the Aboriginals, spoke a wide range of languages. There was over 500 different languages spoken throughout the aboriginal tribes. Each tribe had their own language. Many of these languages were lost through time as European expansion meant the death of aboriginal culture.
The following is a list of current, viable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages still spoken in Australia. Only twenty of the languages are considered "strong", while the others are endangered.
1. Aboriginal English
19. Guugu Yimithirr
24. Kala Lagaw Ya
29. Kriol, pidgins
31. Kuku Yalanji
37. Meriam Mir
50. Palawa Kani
52. Pitta Pitta
55. Uw Oykangand
64. wemba Wemba
71. Yorta Yorta
Prior to European settlement of Australia, there were 250 indigenous languages spoken in Australia. Today, there are 145 aboriginal languages spoken in Australia, and of these 110 are listed as "critically endangered".
Yes. There is still a small number of indigenous people who know some of the old languages, but the majority of aboriginal dialects have disappeared. 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".
There were around 500-600 different aboriginal languages in Australia prior to European settlement. Incidentally, Australia has no official language and no declared national language. English is the default language throughout the country, but it is not the national language.
No, although Australian English and about 70 indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.
English English is spoken in Melbourne, as well as in the rest of Australia.
The language of Canberra, as with the rest of Australia, is English. There are many cultures represented in Canberra, so many other languages are spoken.
Linguists believe there have been as many as 600 different indigenous languages in Australia, with more than 1000 dialects, today there are less than 300 known languages. Here is a list of 266 aboriginal languages spoken in Australia (including about 100 whose current status is unknown). This list does not include 16 aboriginal sign languages which are listed toward the bottom. Some of these languages are so heavily influenced by English and other languages, that… Read More
In Each group/family/pack they had their own lanuages,but there was over 250 lanuages.
if it is sydney Australia it is Australian.
Australia is an English-speaking country with no standard second language. However, many foreign languages are spoken there, as well as many native languages.
The main language spoken in South Australia is English, just as this is the main language spoken throughout Australia. Australia has no official language, but English is the default language of the country.
Queensland is part of Australia, and English is the default language spoken throughout Australia. Therefore, English is the main language spoken in Queensland. In addition, there are various other languages spoken by different cultural groups that migrate to the state, as well as several indigenous languages still remaining, particularly in the north and west.
English is most commonly spoken in both countries. English the default language throughout Australia (there is no official language in Australia) and one of three official languages in New Zealand.
English is the main language spoken in Australia, but it is not the official language, as Australia has no declared official language. English is spoken by 78.5% of Australia's population. After English, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese, in that order, are the most widely-spoken languages, and languages of most cultures are represented and spoken by Australians.
English is the official language of Australia English, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic are other languages spoken on a regular basis in Australia
The languages spoken in the Paleolithic period are unknown because this was before the invention of writing.
I think that there is about 200 or more language's spoken around Australia
There were many languages which were spoken in the Roman Empire before the Romans arrived, Italic languages, Etruscan, Illyrian languages, Greek, Syriac, Phoenician, Hebrew, Egyptian, Berber languages, Iberian languages, Celtic languages. etc.
English is the most widely spoken language in Coober Pedy.
Many languages are spoken by different cultural groups in Tasmania, but English is the default language in that state, just as it is throughout the rest of Australia.
According to the CIA World factbook, English is spoken by 78.5% of Australia's population. After English, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese, in that order, are the most widely-spoken languages, and languages of most cultures are represented and spoken by Australians.
The most widely spoken languages of Chełm, Poland were Yiddish, Polish, and Russian. Today, the majority of Yiddish speakers live in Israel, the Americas, and South Africa.
English is the main language spoken in Australia, but it is not the official language, as Australia has no declared official language. English is spoken by 78.5% of Australia's population. After English, the next most common language is Chinese, which is spoken by an estimated 2.5% of the population.
The language of Victoria Australia is English. However there are many people from all over the world there that are able to speak other languages as well.
Australia has no official language. English is the main language spoken in Sydney, and it is the default language throughout Australia.
Languages that are spoken
well if you are speaking of the Northern territory of Australia, the english
Australia is a country. It does not contain any other countries.
Not at all. Mexican and Spanish are distinctly minority languages in Australia. Australia's most spoken language is English. It is the default language throughout the country.
No. There are no official languages in Australia. English is the main language spoken in Australia, but it is not the official language, as Australia has no declared official language.
Swedish was spoken in Sweden before world war 2.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports there are 200 different languages spoken by immigrants. Which would suggest close to that number of nationalities live in Australia. A further 60 plus languages are spoken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Austronesian is a group of native languages spoken throughout southeast Asia and Australia & Oceania.
The most comnon language spoken in Australia is Australian English. There are also many Aboriginal languages in Australia. Many Aboriginal communities and the Torres Straits had their own dialects. Unfortunately a lot of the languages have died out, but work is being done to preserve remaining languages.
38 languages spoken.
100% of languages are spoken in Morocco.
As of 2011, the Ethnologue catalogue lists 6,809 languages. It is not possible to list them all.
Many Aboriginal languages are still spoken
There are about 108 languages spoken in the us
There are no languages that are spoken ONLY in England.
The languages spoken in Nauru are English and Nauruan.
Arabic wasn't created. Also there were and still are many widely spoken languages.
English is the primary language in all Australian states and territories.
Mali is a multilingual country. The languages spoken there reflect ancient settlement patterns, migrations, and its long history. Ethnologue counts 50 languages. Of these, French is the official language and Bambara is the most widely spoken. Altogether 13 of the indigenous languages of Mali have the legal status of national language.
When the first Europeans came to Australia, there was around 250 different aboriginal languages. Now there is only a faction of that amount.
There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken today!
There are currently 6,909 languages spoken in the world :)