Noongar or Nyungar is an Australian language of the Nyungar group of
the Pama-Nyungan language family with only a few fluent speakers. It was
once spoken in the south-western part of Western Australia between the
area north of Perth and the south coast eastern of Albany. Most of Nyungar-speaking
peoble live in the eastern part of this region. There was no standard Nyungar
language, but a number of dialects. A creolized form of the eastern dialect
of Noongar, known as Neo-Nyungar, is spoken by about 8,000 people.
Noongar was first written in 1801 by Mathew Flinders, who made a number
of word lists. Since then a number of different spelling systems have been
Transcriptions starting with a hyphen indicate that the letters appear only
at the ends of words.
Information compiled by Wolfram Siegel.
Information about the Noongar people, language and culture
Noongar (Nyungar) language resources
Details of Noogar pronunciation