[aka Dharuk, Daruk, Dharruk]

Classification: Pama-Nyungan



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Note on Australian languages with no known speakers: For some languages, we haven't been able to confirm speaker numbers. In other cases, there isn't anyone who has grown up speaking the language, but there are still people who identify with the language, and who are working to revitalize their languages. We've chosen to include these languages in the Catalogue for this reason.

Dharuk, Daruk, Dharruk, Eora, Lyora, Sydney Language, Broken Bay tribe, Darrook, Dharrook, Dharrok, Oharruk, Eo-ra, Ea-ora, Iora, Yo-ra, Kameraigal, Kem:arai, Kemmaraigal, Camera-gal, Cammera, Camerray-gal, Cam-meray, Kemmirai-gal, Gweagal, Bedia-mangora, Gouia-gul, Gouia, Botany Bay tribe, Wanuwangul, Kadigal, Caddiegal,Darug, Dhar’rook

Pama-Nyungan, Yuin-Kuric

ISO 639-3


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Dharuk was one of the first Australian languages that Europeans came into contact with. William Dawes was with the First Fleet and made extensive notes about the language. Those notebooks are now available at http://www.williamdawes.org/. See also http://australianmuseum.net.au/Aboriginal-People-of-Coastal-Sydney for more information about the Traditional Owners of the coastal Sydney region.

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