Eastern Daly languages

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Eastern Daly
Daly River region, northern Australia
Linguistic classificationMacro-Gunwinyguan ?
  • Eastern Daly
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The Daly languages (color), among the other non-Pama-Nyungan languages (grey)

  Eastern Daly

The Eastern Daly languages are an extinct family of Australian aboriginal languages that are fairly closely related, at 50% cognate. They were:

These languages had elements of verbal structure that suggest they may be related to the Macro-Gunwinyguan languages. All are now extinct.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Eastern Daly". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Evans, 2003, The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia
  • Tryon, D. T. (1968). "The Daly River languages: a survey". Papers in Australian Linguistics. 3: 21–36.
  • Tryon, D. T. (1974). Daly family languages, Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.