Most Indigenous Languages come from a single Gulf group


A new study has found that the majority of Indigenous languages developed from a single language family around 5000 years ago. Named Pama-Nyungan, the language family eventually spread to around 90% of the Australian continent.

The Wire talked to Professor Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland’s school of Psychology and he explained the significance of his discovery.

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