Kaurna

Facts

  • Language: Kaurna
  • Alternate names:
  • Language code: zku
  • Language family: Australian, Pama-Nyungan, South-West, Yura
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script:

Introduction

Kaurna is no longer spoken as a native language, but it is being revived with the aid of a remarkable dictionary of Kaurna compiled by two German missionaries in the 1840s. Kaurna is the language of the Kaurna people, an indigenous ethnic group, in South Australia.

The verb

Indicative

Imperative

There occurs no common termination for the imperative, neither does there appear to be any distinction of time in it.

Prohibitive

Optative