A27: Mudalga

AIATSIS code: 
A27
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mudalga

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Thesaurus heading language
Mudalga language A27
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mudalga language (A27) (WA SG51-15)
Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Comment
Comments: 
This name appears in Berndt's (1959) 'The concept of the tribe in the Western Desert of Australia', as well as Capell (1963) and Oates and Oates (1970). According to Mura, there appears to be a word list in Bates' collection, but this needs verification. This language name is mentioned in Thieberger in association with Western Desert language A80.
References: 
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1959. The concept of the tribe in the Western Desert of Australia. Oceania 30(2):81-107.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Thieberger, N. 1993. Handbook of the Western Australian Aboriginal Languages South of the Kimberley Region. Pacific Linguistics Series C-124. Canberra: RSPAS, ANU.
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Potential data
Location
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WA
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates) - unclear status
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)