Gagudju
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Gagudju
Gaagudju
Region Northern Territory
Extinct May 2002, with the death of Big Bill Neidjie
Arnhem
  • Gaagudju
Dialects
  • Wada
Language codes
gbu
Glottolog gaga1251[1]
AIATSIS[2] N50
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  Gaagudju
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Gaagudju (also spelt Gagadu, Gaguju, and Kakadu) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language formerly spoken in Arnhem Land in northern Australia, in the environs of Kakadu National Park. Its last speaker, Big Bill Neidjie, died on 23 May 2002.

Classification

Gaagudju has traditionally been classified with the Gunwinyguan languages. However, in 1997 Nicholas Evans proposed an Arnhem Land family that includes Gaagudju.

Phonology

Vowels

Front Back
High i i: u u:
Mid e e: o o:
Low a a:

Consonants

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gagadu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Gaagudju at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Harvey, Mark (2002). A Grammar of Gaagudju. Walter de Gruyter.

External links


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