A14: Badimaya

AIATSIS Code: 
A14
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Badimaya

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Badimaya
Horton Name
Badimaya
Ethnologue name
Badimaya
ISO 639-3 code
bia
Tindale name
Barimaia
Thesaurus heading
Badimaya language (A14) (WA SH50-03)
Tindale (1974)
Parimaia (valid alternative), Bardimaia, Badimaia, Badimala, Padimaia, Badimara, Patimara, Wardal, Waadal (means 'west' in Pini language), Bidungu (name given by Wadjari meaning 'users of rockhole water,' derogatory term implying shiftlessness).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
badi1246
Other sources
Yamadyis [Dunn (1988:30)$1723]
Synonyms
Parti maya
Badimaia
Badimara
Barimaia
Nanakari
Patimara
Patimay
Baadeemaia
Badimala
Bardimaia
Bidungu
Padimaia
Padinaia
Parimaia
Waadal
Wallawe
WardalBadi maia
Yamadgee
Yamaji
Patimaya
Bardimaya
Badimay
Yamadyis
Wardal
Badimia
Comment
Language comment
Bednall (2014:103) says that there are at least two varieties of Badimaya, spoken in the north and south of Badimaya country respectively, though they do not have particular names – it is all Badimaya language.
References

Bednall, James. 2014. Badimaya dictionary: an Aboriginal language of Western Australia. Geraldton, WA: Bundiyarra - Irra Wangga Language Centre. (L B134.003/2)
Dunn, Leone. 1988. Badimaya, a Western Australian language. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 17, ed. P. Austin, et al., 19-149. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Gargett, Andrew. 2011. A salvage grammar of Malgana: the language of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Pacific Linguistics 624. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
A large area around Lake Moore – Ninghan Station – Paynes Find. The traditional area of the Badimaya includes a large area south-west of the area recorded by Tindale (1974), although Tindale does indicate ‘disputed territory’ in this region. However, the territory around Lake Moore/Ninghan is attested, as my informant, Mr Joe Benjamin, can trace site ownership back three generations. Today, the Madimaya are scattered in towns throughout the Murchison Region in Mullewa, Cue, Mingenew, Mt Magnet, Yalgoo, Carnarvon, and Meekatharra. There are many people remaining of Badimaya descent, but if they speak a traditional language, it is usually Watjarri, otherwise known as the ‘Murchison’ or ‘Yamadyi’ language, which has become the dominant language of the region (Dunn 1988:20). At Cue, Nannine, Mount Magnet; southwest almost to Yalgoo, northwestern boundary is on Sandford River divide (Tindale 1974).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. 1976. The Aboriginal languages of the south-west of Australia, 2nd edn. Canberra: AIAS
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. 1981. Watjarri. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 2, eds RMW Dixon and B Blake, 196-272. Canberra: ANU Press
  • Dunn, Leone. 1988. Badimaya, a Western Australian language. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 17, eds P Austin et al., 19–149. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Marmion, Doug. 1996. A description of the morphology of Wajarri, University of New England: BA (Hons)
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - - - - 3 3 -
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
2 3 3 5
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Phrases)
Grammar: 
Dunn, Leone. 1988. Badimaya, a Western Australian language. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 17, eds P Austin et al., 19–149. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Marmion, Doug (Yamadji Language Centre). Badimaya Dictionary, ASEDA 615.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Leone Dunn, Doug Marmion, Irra Wangga - Geraldton Language Programme (formally Yamadji Language Centre)
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wadjari Badimaya Badimaya [dialects: Related to Wajarri]
Dixon (2002)   MOORE RIVER TO GASCOYNE RIVER GROUP Watjarri/Parti-maya subgroup* Parti-maya Parti-maya Dunn (1988)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Badimay  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wadjari Badimay  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Wadjari Bardimaya  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Kardu | Nyungar Bardimaya | Patimay  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Kardu Bardimaya