A52: Kiyajarra

AIATSIS code: 
A52
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kiyajarra

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Mardu (Giyajarra/Keiadjara)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Keiadjara
Thesaurus heading language
Kiyajarra language A52
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kiyajarra language (A52) (WA SF 52-13)
Tindale (1974)
Keiatara, Keredjara (of Wanman), Kiadjara, Giad-jara, Gijadjara, Targudi, Tjargudi (of Kartudjara), Djar-gudi, Targoodi, Kalgoneidjara, Kalguni.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Mardu, Giyajarra/Keiadjara, Budijarra, Gardujarra, Giyajarra, Kartudjara, Keiadjara, Mandjildjara, Manyjilyjarra, Potidjara, Wanman, Giadjara, Giyadyara, Giyadjara, Keiatara, Keredjara, Kiadjara, Giad jara, Gijadjara, Targudi, Tjargudi, Djar gudi, Targoodi, Kalgoneidjara, Kalguni
Comment
Comments: 
Kiyajarra is located south of Lake Disappointment in Berndt (1959), Tonkinson (1991) and Walsh (1981), but according to Tindale, this is not the original location of Keiadjara (A52). Tindale reports that the location given by Berndt (1959) is a place on the Keiadjara (A52) group's post-1930 westward movement into settled country. See also Western Desert language A80.
References: 
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1959. The concept of the tribe in the Western Desert of Australia. Oceania 30(2):81-107.
  • 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.
  • Thieberger, N. 1993. Handbook of the Western Australian Aboriginal Languages South of the Kimberley Region. Pacific Linguistics Series C-124. Canberra: RSPAS, ANU.
  • Tonkinson, Robert. 1991. The Mardu Aborigines: living the dream in Australia's desert. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
  • Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area Pt 1, eds S. A. Wurm and Shirô Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Status: 
Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Southeast of the Mandjildjara territory and south and east of the Potidjara, in territory not identified except as WESTERN AUSTRALIA extending east from Kolajuru which is unidentified except as being several days walk southeast of Tjundutjundu (Well 30) on Canning Stock Route. Their territory may extend as far east as longitude 127° or beyond since Ngadadjara have contact with people whom they call Mangawara (a general term for shifting people who carry treasures tied in their hair chignons (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1959. The concept of the tribe in the Western Desert of Australia. Oceania 30(2):82-107
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area, pt 1, eds S Wurm and S Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
  • Tonkinson, Robert. 1991. The Mardu Aborigines: living the dream in Australia's desert, 2nd edn. Fort Worth, Texas: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Terry Klokeid
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate50
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West Giyadjara
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Giyadjara
Oates (1975) Western Desert Proper Wati (Kiyatjara)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)