australiaThe linguistic investigator Carmel O´Shannessy, from the University of Michigan, has found a new language created by children in the north of Australia.

This country occupies the largest continental mass of the plate called Sahui, with a population of 22 million inhabitants, concentrated mainly in cities on the coast. Its name derives from the Latin Australis, according to the first written documents from the 16th century.

In present day Australia more than a hundred languages are spoken.

The majority of the languages that are spoken in northern Australia are aborigen. A new language was discovered in one area of less than 700 inhabitants called “warlpiri rampaku or warlpiri ligero”, created by combining varieties of English, the kriol and the warlpiri, one of the Australian aborigen languages with the greatest number of inhabitants.

The investigator discovered that the origen of the new linguistic forms made by children were found in the parents who spoke various languages who in turn spoke to their children mixing the terms of these languages. The most significant new terms, according to Carmel are the verb tenses, actions that occur in the past and present but never in the future.

Spanish is another language spoken in Australia according to a demographic study, with 447,175 Spanish inhabitants, some with better and others with worse compitency. Their presence began with the arrival of immigrants from South America.

We invite you to find out about our Spanish school in Spain, where you can study intensive Spanish courses.

Leave a Reply