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  • The Yura or Thura-Yura languages are a group of Australian Aboriginal languages surrounding Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent in South Australia, that comprise a genetic language family of the Pama–Nyungan family. The name Yura comes from the word for "person" in the northern languages; this is a lenited form of the thura found in other languages, hence Thura-Yura. Similar words for "person" are found in languages outside the group, however. The following classification is proposed by Bowern & Koch: Nangga: Wirangu, Nauo Core Thura-Yura Yura: Adnyamathanha–Kuyani, Barngarla Kadli: Narangga, Kaurna, Nukunu, Ngadjuri A Nukunu speaker reported that the Nukunu could understand Barngarla and Kuyani, but not more distant varieties. Dixon lists a Nantuwara language, but there is no data for it.

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