is an Australian language family
proposed in 1997 that links the two largest language families in Australia, the Pama-Nyungan family
, which covers seven-eighths of the continent, and Gunwinyguan
, the principal family of Arnhem Land
in northern Australia.
The traditionally accepted languages families included in this proposal are,
In addition, it has been suggested that the Ngurmbur language isolate may belong to this group.
- McConvell, Patrick and Nicholas Evans. (eds.) 1997. Archaeology and Linguistics: Global Perspectives on Ancient Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press