Australian languagesconstitutes a geographical rather than a linguistic classification. To date, few of these languages have been studied intensively classification and other matters remain uncertain.
See S. A. Wurm, Languages of Australia and Tasmania (1972) R. M. W. Dixon, The Languages of Australia (1980).
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