|Language name:||KALA LAGAW YA|
|Alternate name(s):||MABUIAG, WESTERN TORRES STRAITS|
|This language has||24 segments|
|Its Frequency index is||0.510994087 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)|
|The language has these sounds:||b p g k m N w j i "e a "o u "@ tD t dD d s z n n_ r l|
|Comment:||Kala Lagaw Ya is spoken in the western Torres Straits Islands, north of Cape York, Australia. Vowel sequences ending with /i/ or /u/ are said to be single syllabic peaks but to be two segments (Kennedy 1981).|
|Source(s):||Kennedy, R.J. 1981. Phonology of Kala Lagaw Ya in Saibai dialect. Work Papers of SIL-AAB (Summer Institute of Linguistics -- Australian Aborigines Branch, Darwin). Series A, 5: 103-137.
Wurm, S.A. 1972. Languages of Australia and Tasmania. Mouton, The Hague.