A60: Widagari

AIATSIS Code: 
A60
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Widagari

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Nyamal (Widagari/Witukari)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Njamal (Widagari)
Thesaurus heading
Witukari language (A60) (WA SF50-04)
Tindale (1974)
Nyamal, Nyamel, N'amal, Njalmal (probably a draftsman's error), Namal, Namel, Gnamo (in Leiden Museum MS), Tjingkai Njamal (hordes near Strelley River), Ibarga (upper Oakover River hordes), Ibarrga, Ibargo, Njamat (an Indjibandi version of name), Wanbarda (Njan-gamarda name for this, the Ngarla and the Kariara tribe, it means 'lowlands people'), Widagari (the southeastern hordes of Njamal), Widagaree, Wirdakarri, Weedokarry, Weedookary, Pundju Njamal ('heavy' speakers of Njamal), Pundu N'amal.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Widagari, Widagaree, Weedokarry, Weedookarry
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Widugari
Nyamal
Widagari/Witukari
Pundju
Witukari
Weedokarry
Weedookarry
Widagaree
Widakari
Wirdagari
Wirdakarri
Wirdugari
Njamal
Nyamel
Namal
Njalmal
Namel
Gnamo
Tjingkai Njamal
Ibarga
Ibarrga
Ibargo
Njamat
Wanbarda
Weedookary
Pundju Njamal
Pundu Namal
Comment
Language comment
References

Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
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.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Radcliff-Brown, Alfred. 1930-1931. Social organization of Australian tribes. Oceania -- 1930, v.1, no.1; [34]-63; no.2; [206]256; no.3; [323]-341; 1931; no.4; [426]-456

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
WA
Location information
South of the Oakover river (Oates 1975:73). Nyamal: the hordes on the Nullagina River between Nullagine and Meentheena on the east and north to Callawa are distinguished as the ['Widagari] (they speak 'light' Njamal) (Tindale 1974).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
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Speakers
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Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPPilbara/Ngayarta areal groupWidugariNyamal further dialects: Ibarga, Widugari
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)Inland NgayardaWidagari
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgayardaWidugari (Widagari)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgayardaWidugari