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Bunwurrung language

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Native to  Australia
Ethnicity  Bunurong people
ISO 639-3  None (mis)
Region  Victoria
Extinct  ca. 1903
Bunwurrung language
Language family  Pama–Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wuy-wurrung Bun wurrung

Bunwurrung (also anglicised as Bunurong, Bun wurrung, Boonwurrung among other spellings) is the Indigenous Australian language spoken by the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria at the time of European settlement.

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Geographic Distribution

It was spoken by six clans along the coast from the Werribee River, across the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port Bay to Wilsons Promontory.

Related languages

Bunwurrung is closely related to Woiwurrung language, with which it shares over 90% of its vocabulary.

Placenames derived from Bunwurrung language terms

  • Dandenong
  • Korumburra
  • Koo Wee Rup
  • Lang Lang
  • Leongatha
  • Meeniyan
  • Moorabbin
  • Moorooduc
  • Mordialloc
  • Nar Nar Goon
  • Narre Warren
  • Wonthaggi
  • References

    Bunwurrung language Wikipedia


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