A82: Wirdjaragandja

AIATSIS code: 
A82
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wirdjaragandja

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Name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wi:rtjapakandja [<ozbib>Love MF 204$7523</ozbib>]
Synonyms
Wirdjabaganja, Wi:rtjapakandja
Comment
Comments: 
This is listed as a dialect of the Western Desert language A80 by Wurm (1994) and Walsh (1981).
References: 
  • Wurm, Stephen. 1994. Australian classification. In Atlas of the world's languages, eds C. Moseley and R. E. Asher, 114-118. New York: Routledge.
  • 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.
  • Love, James. 1935. Notes on grammar and vocabulary of the Wi:rtjapakandja tribe of the Musgrave Ranges, South Australia. (MF 204). 31 pp.
Status: 
Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 

Musgrave Ranges (Love 1935).

Maps: 
  • 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.
Catalogue
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Programs
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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 

Love, JRB. 1935. Notes on grammar and vocabulary of Wirtjapakandja tribe of Musgrave Ranges.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Wirdjaragandja  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Wirdjaragandja  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Wirdjabaganja  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)