Most Australian Indigenous languages came from just one place, research claims
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Burketown, Queensland, named as origin of dominant Pama-Nyungan family of languages

Most Indigenous languages in Australia likely originated from a remote spot in far north Queensland as recently as 4,000 years ago, before slowly spreading across the country, a new study has claimed.

The paper, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, mapped the origins of the Pama-Nyungan family of languages, which encompasses about 90% of the continent. It traced the dominant family of languages back to an...


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