C1: Wirangu

AIATSIS Code: 
C1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wirangu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wirangu
Ethnologue name
Wirangu
ISO 639-3 code
wiw
Tindale name
Wirangu
Thesaurus heading
Wirangu language (C1) (SA SH53-14)
Tindale (1974)
Wirrongu, Wirrung, Wirrunga, Wirangga, Naljara (Kokata name), Wanbiri ('sea coast' [people] of the Kokata), Jilbara (means 'southerners,' name applied by Kokata), Windakan (name applied also to the language of the Ngalea), Wangon (said to be language name but is derogatory, ['kona] = feces; one area of their country with yellowish soil is called Tjara which has a similar meaning), Ngoleiadjara (name applied by Jangkundjara), Tidni and Hilleri (names applied by Pangkala and Kujani), Tidnie, Titnie, Willeuroo (name said given by Pangkala: Wiljaru = west), Yilrea (another version of Hilleri), Nonga (means 'man').
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wirrung, Wirrunga, Warrangoo
Glottocode
wira1260
Other sources
Weerung (C.Sullivan in Tindale 1927), Wirongu (Bates 1918), Wanggan (P.T. Richards in Taplin 1879:103), Yulbara (Pastor Wiebusch), Julbari Wonnga, (Bates 1918:161), Yulbara wonga, (Bates), Ulbarara (Bates), Youlbara (Bolam), Willuro (Howitt 1904:47), Willeuroo (Bedford), Wilyaru (Elkin 1976:218), Kartawongulta (Clode in Taplin 1879:102), Nhangga (Limb in Tindale 1925-28), Titnie (Richards in Taplin 1879:103), Tidni, Hilleri, (Howitt 1904:47), Hillery (James Bryant), Yilrea (Tindale 1974:219), Illarie (Mathew in Elkin 1976:218), Ngadha Wangga (Bates 1918:161), Ngadhu wangga, Warna-biri, Wambira [Hercus 1999]
Synonyms
Hilleri
Jilbara
Naljara
Ngoleiadjara
Nonga
Tidni
Tidnie
Titnie
Wanbiri
Wangon
Warrangoo
Willeuroo
Windakan
Wirangga
Wirongu
Wirrongu
Wirrung
Wirrunga
Yilrea
Weerung
Wanggan
Yulbara
Julbari Wonnga
Yulbara wonga
Ulbarara
Youlbara
Willuro
Wilyaru
Kartawongulta
Nhangga
Hillery
Illarie
Ngadha Wangga
Ngadhu wangga
Warna biri
Wambira
Comment
Language comment
References

Hercus, Luise. 1999. A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia. Canberra : Pacific Linguistics.
Mobile Languages Team. viewed May 2016. http://www.mobilelanguageteam.com.au/languages/wirangu
Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal Boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
SA
Location information
Coast between Head of Bight (White Well), Cape Blanche, and Streaky Bay; inland to Ooldea, Kokatha, and Kondoolka. In earliest historic times they were contracting their boundaries southward before Kokata people. Their earliest remembered boundary is shown. By 1850 they had lost access to the area north of latitude 31 °. A native water at Putjukai (132°36'E x 30°27'S) is still remembered as a Wirangu water once well within their territory. Pi:la at Lake Bring also was in their traditions a Wirangu water. Ooldea was the dominant drought relief water used by all surrounding tribes within a radius of 200 miles (over 300 km.) (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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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: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Hercus, Luise Anna. 1998. A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia. Pacific Linguistics: C150. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
Dictionary: 
Hercus, Luise Anna. 1998. A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia. Pacific Linguistics: C150. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Luise Hercus, John Platt, Geoffrey O'Grady, Hale & O'Grady
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWiranguWirangu
Dixon (2002)WiranguWirangu Hercus (1999) possible further dialect: Nhawu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWirangu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWati/Western DesertWirangu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern Western Desert TypeNjanggaWirangu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NyanggaWirangu
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNanggaWirangu