C14: Alyawarr

AIATSIS Code: 
C14
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Alyawarr

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Alyawarra language
ABS Name
Alyawarr
Horton Name
Alyawarre
Ethnologue name
Alyawarr
ISO 639-3 code
aly
Tindale name
Iliaura
Thesaurus heading
Alyawarr / Alyawarre language (C14) (NT SF53-07)
Tindale (1974)
Il(l)iaura, Iljauara, Iljawara, Ilyauarra, Ilyowra, Illyowra, Illura (spelling in 1953 Northern Territory official document), Aliwara (Kaititj name), Aliawara, Aljawara (a Kaititj pronunciation), Alyawara, Ilawara (Ngalia term), Iliama (typographical error), Jaljuwara (western tribal pronunciation), Yalyuwara.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Illiaura, Iljaura, Ilyuarra, Illyowra
Glottocode
alya1239
Other sources
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Synonyms
Aljawarra
Alyawarre
Iliaura
Iliaura; Aliawara
Aliwara
Aljawara
Alyawara
Ilawara
Iliama
Iljauara
Iljawara
Illiaura
Illura
Illyowra
Ilyauarra
Ilyowra
Jajuwara
Yalyuwara
Iliaura; Alja:wara
Ilja:wara
Iljaura
Ilyaurra
Ja:wara
Aljawara; Alyawarra
Ilaurainya
Udnla
Alyawarra
Alyawarra; Alja:wara
Ilyuarra
Alyawarra; Iliaura
Aliawara
Alja:wara
Alyuwara
Illaura
Iloura
Ilyawara
Ilywara
Jaljuwara
YalyuwaraAlyawarri
Alyawerr
Comment
Language comment
References

Breen, Gavan. 2001. The wonders of Arandic phonology. In Forty Years on : Ken Hale and Australian languages, eds. Jane Simpson, David Nash, Mary Laughren, Peter Austin and Barry Alpher, 45-69.
Green, Jenny. 1992. Alyawarr to English dictionary with finderlist. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. (AILEC 0802)
Henderson, John. 2013. Topics in eastern and central Arrernte grammar. Muenchen : LINCOM Europa.
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.
Yallop, Colin L. 1977. Alyawarra: an Aboriginal language of central Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 10. Canberra: AIAS.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
an area roughly bounded by Hatches Creek, Utopia, MacDonald Downs and Ooratippra (Yallop 1977:3) Sandover, Bundey, Ooratippra, and Fraser creeks; Mount Swan, northern face of Hart Range, Plenty River north and west of Ilbala, Jervois Range, Mount Playford, Elkedra River; at MacDonald Downs and Huckitta (Tindale 1974). The general territorial association was to the south-eastern drainages of the Davenport Ranges and thence eastwards to Argadargada waterhole. Eastward limit of associations in the Argadargada waterhole area where associations changed to Ayerrereng. Northern limit of associations along the drainage divide in the Davenport ranges from Skinner Creek to Yaddanilla Creek. Canteen Creek was associated with Wakaya. Western limit of associations was Skinner Creek drainage. Murray Downs was associated with Alyawarr. Ali Curung was associated with Kaytetye (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Institute for Aboriginal Development. 2002. Central Australian Aboriginal languages: current distribution. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- 400 - 500 incl. with Arrente 1446 1373 1000 1000 1664
Speaker NILS table
6 7 8 8
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
5
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Yallop, Colin. 1977. Alyawarra: an Aboriginal language of central Australia. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Green, Jenny. 1992. Alyawarr to English dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press. Moore, David. 2004. Alyawarr picture dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Jenny Green, Colin Yallop, David Moore, Jeannie Devitt, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Arandic   Alyawarr Alyawarr [dialects: Related to Arrernte, Arrernte Akerre, Anmatyerre, Kaytetye.]
Dixon (2002)   ARANDIC AREAL GROUP   Aljawarra (Alyawarr) Arrernte (Aranda) Strehlow (1944), Wilkins (1989), Yallop (1977) dialects: Anmatjirra (Anmatyerr), Aljawarra (Alyawarr), Ayerrerenge, Antekerrepenhe, Ikngerripenhe (Eastern Aranda), Mparntwe Arrernte (Central Aranda), Tyuretye Arrernte or Arrernte Alturlerenj (Western Aranda), Pertame(Southern Aranda), Alenjerntarrpe (Lower Aranda)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Arandic   Alyawarra  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Alyawarra  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Aljawara  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Alyawarra (Iliaura)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Iliaura