Australia at Time of Contact: Pama-Nyungan


Data Source:
Tryon, Darrell. 2007. Australia:Time of Contact. Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. by R. E. Asher and Christopher Moseley, 144-145. Oxford: Routledge.

"Australian: Composite 2011". MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships

Date Digitized: June 2011

Map Description:
The largest language family in Australia is Pama-Nyungan. This map depicts Pama-Nyungan languages spoken in Australia at the time of contact, specifically calling attention to the Tangic, Karti, Wati and Yuulungu subgroups. Modern city names and locations are also included on this map, to contextualize the locations of the native languages.

This original map was made by vectorizing data from the MultiTree language database and the Atlas of the World's Languages.


Other resources related to this project:
This folder (Australia and Austronesia: at Time of Contact) contains other maps showing linguistic subgroups. The maps may be overlaid on each other for a more complete picture.


Note: Scanned or downloaded images have been geo-registered for compatibility with our project interface. Slight imperfections are an inevitable result of the registration process.