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Northern Tasmanian languages

Northern Tasmanian
EthnicityNorthern tribe of Tasmanians
Geographic
distribution
North-central coast of Tasmania
Linguistic classificationNorthern–Western Tasmanian?
  • Northern Tasmanian
Subdivisions
Glottologport1278[1]
Tasmanian (Bowern 2012).png
Tasmanian language families per Bowern (2012).
  Northern Tasmanian

Northern Tasmanian is an aboriginal language family of Tasmania in the reconstruction of Claire Bowern.[2]

Languages

Bayesian phylogenetic analysis suggests (at either p < 0.15 or p < 0.20) that two Northern Tasmanian languages (the Northern Tasmanian language and the Port Sorell language) are recorded in the 26 unmixed Tasmanian word lists (out of 35 lists known). Bayesian analysis does not support a connection to other Tasmanian languages. However, manual comparison suggests they are related to the Western Tasmanian languages, which are especially poorly attested, though the similarities may be due to loans.[3]

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Port Sorell". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Claire Bowern, September 2012, "The riddle of Tasmanian languages", Proc. R. Soc. B, 279, 4590–4595, doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1842
  3. ^ Bowern (2012), supplement.

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