Wardaman

Wardaman is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Northern Territory of Australia by about 86 people. It is related to Dagoman and Yangman, extinct languages or dialects formerly spoken in the Nothern Territory, and is classified either as a language isolate, or the last remaining member of the Yangmanic language family.

Wardaman was formerly spoken in Scott creek (Wugimadgun) and along the Katherin River (Mululeyn) and Victoria River (Langgay). Most Wardaman now live in or near Katherine.

Wardaman alphabet and pronunciation

Wardaman alphabet and pronunciation

Download a chart of the Wardaman alphabet (PDF, in German)

Information about Wardaman pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Links

Information about the Wardaman language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardaman_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/wrr
http://austlang.aiatsis.gov.au/main.php?code=N35

Language isolates

Ainu, Basque, Burushaski, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Korean, Mapuche, Nivkh, Purepecha, Seri, Sumerian, Wardaman

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet