A49: Wirdinya

AIATSIS code: 
A49
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wirdinya

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wawula (Wirdinja)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wirdinja
Thesaurus heading language
Wirdinya language A49
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wirdinya language (A49) (WA SF51-13)
Tindale (1974)
Wirdinya, Woordinya, Jabura (basic meaning north), Mardo (means initiated man, i.e., circumcised and subin-cised. This name was a trap to J. Epling [1953 MS] and to myself on the 1940 map).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wirdinja, Woordinya
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wawula, Wirdinja, Wardal, Jabura, Mardo, Woordinya, Woordunya
Comment
Comments: 
According to Oates (1975:129), the only data available is two word lists collected by Bates.
References: 
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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: 
Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Robertson Range west to Ophthalmia Range; at Sylvania, Mundiwindi, Murramunda, and Jiggalong; south to heads of Ashburton and Ethel rivers; east along Savory Creek; eastern boundary not well established (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiWirdinja
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)Western Desert LanguageWirdinya
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestWatiWirdinya