A104: Pijikala

AIATSIS code: 
A104
AIATSIS reference name: 
Pijikala

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Pijikala language A104
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Sharp's (2004:4) informants identify Pijikala, to the north near Lake Waukarlykarly, as one of four Nyangumarta A61 dialects. The others are reported to be Kuntal A98, Ngurlipartu A72 to the south, and Walyirli A73, the dialect spoken at Yandeyarra and the Twelve Mile Reserve on the outskirts of Port Hedland. From a linguistic perspective, though, Sharp recognises only two distinct types of Nyangumarta, Ngurlipartu A72 and Walyirli A73, which she refers to as northern coastal Nyangumarta and southern inland Nyangumarta respectively.
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  • Sharp, Janet. 2004. Nyangumarta: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 556. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 429 pp.
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WA
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... to the north near Lake Waukarlykarly (Sharp 2004:4).
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Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

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