A74: Frazer Range

AIATSIS code: 
A74
AIATSIS reference name: 
Frazer Range

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Fraser Range [<ozbib>von Brandenstein 1980$733</ozbib>]
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Fraser Range
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:93) lists Frazer Range (A74) under her Mirning group. She reports that von Brandenstein treats Frazer Range as a separate language. Von Brandenstein (1980:2) identifies (the dialect of) the Fraser Range people as one of six language varieties in the Dundas District area (the others being Mirning (Eucla) A9, Marlba A110, Fraser Range (A74), Norseman A99, Windaga A111 and Kallaagu A2). Of Fraser Range, he notes 'no name of the dialect reported; 1 informant' and comments more generally that 'it will be difficult to extract the different components of the Dundas district languages ... from the mixed language now called Ngadju A3 which is still spoken...' Helms (1896:320-25) contains five double-columned pages of vocabulary items with a brief description of location.
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  • Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1970. Report to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies on field work conducted September - December 1970 as part of the 1969/1970 project Western Desert fringe study (PMS 2143)
  • Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1970. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on field work conducted July/August 1970 as part of the 1969/1970 project Western Desert fringe study. (PMS 2140).
  • Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1980. Ngadjumaja: an Aboriginal language of south-east Western Australia. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissen-schaft der Universität Innsbruck. (B B817.57/N2)
  • Helms, Richard. 1896. Anthropology. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, vol. 16, pp. 237-332. (RS 50/8)
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Location
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WA
Location information: 

... from Fraser Range to Balladonia (von Brandenstein 1980:2). ... the districts to the east and west of this locality [Fraser Range] and to the south to about 100 miles from the coast (Helms 1896:320).

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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).

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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Mirninj (Ngadju) Frazer Range  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)