Mantharta languages

Mantharta languages
Ngarrka, Ngarga
Western Australia
Linguistic classification: Pama–Nyungan

The Mantharta languages is the name given by linguists to a group of closely related languages in the southern Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The four languages classified as members of the Mantharta languages group are as follows.

The name mantharta comes from the word for 'man' in the four languages. The Mantharta group is a member of the Southwest branch of the Pama–Nyungan family. The Mantharta languages are very closely related and it is possible that they were largely mutually intelligible.


  • Austin, Peter. 1997. Texts in the Mantharta Languages, Western Australia. ILCAA: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

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