A55: Palyku

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AIATSIS Code: 
A55
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Palyku

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Palyku/Nyiyaparli
Horton Name
Palyku
Ethnologue name
Nijadali (Palyku)
ISO 639-3 code
-
Tindale name
Bailgu
Thesaurus heading language
Palyku language A55
Thesaurus heading (old)
Palyku language (A55) (WA SF51-09)
Tindale (1974)
Bailko (valid alternative), Pailgu, Pailgo, Baljgu, Balju, Pal'gu, Bailju, Bailgo, Balgu, Palgu, Balju, Balgoo, Boolgoo, Pulgoe, Mangguldulkara (western name for them), Paljarri (a term in their social organization).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bailgu, Balgu, Balgoo, Pulgoe, Boolgoo
Glottocode
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Other sources
Balgo, Pulgo [Dixon 2011:41$7367]
Synonyms
Palyku/Nyiyaparli
Mangguldulkara
Paljarri
Nijadali
Bailgu
Binigura
Niabali
Nyiyaparli
Paljgu
Baialja
Bailgo
Bailju
Bailko
Balgo
Balgoo
Balgu
Baligu
Baljgu
Balju
Boolgoo
Pailgo
Pailgu
Palgu
Palgoe
Pulgo
Pulgoe
Balygu
Comment
Language comment
References

Dench, Alan. 1998. What is a Ngayarta language? A reply to O’Grady and Laughren. Australian Journal of Linguistics, vol. 18, no. 1, 91–107.
Dixon, Sally. 2011. How to read and write Pilbara languages. South Hedland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Sharp, Janet & Nicholas Thieberger. 1992. Bilybara: Aboriginal languages of the Pilbara region. Port Hedland: Wangka maya, The Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. University of California Press/ANU Press.
von Brandenstein, Carl G. 1972. Narratives from the north-west of Western Australia in Njijapali, language of the Paljgu. MS 2435.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2008. Nyiyaparli dictionary 2008. South Hedland: Wangka Maya PALC.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2012. Nyiyaparli dictionary with English-Nyiyaparli wordlist and topic wordlists. South Hedland: Wangka Maya PALC.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
WA
Location information
Upper Fortescue River east of Goodiadarrie Hills; north to the scarp of Chichester Range and to the Nullagine River divide; at Roy Hill and east to the western headwaters of the Oakover and Davis rivers (Tindale 1974). Contemporary location: Nullagine (Dixon 2011:41).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Dench, Alan. 1995. Martuthunira, a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Geoff O’Grady, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
4 short sentences by Bates
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNijadaliNijadali (Palyku)
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPPilbara/Ngayarta areal groupPalyku (or Mangguldulkara or Paljarri)Palyku (or Mangguldulkara or Paljarri)/Njiyapali
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestBalygu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWati/Western DesertBalygu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiBaljgu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgayardaBailko (Palygu, Nyiyapali)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgayardaBailko