C28: Akarre

AIATSIS code: 
C28
AIATSIS reference name: 
Akarre

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Ethnologue name
Arrarnta, Western [Akerre]
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Arrarnta, Western, Akara
Comment
Comments: 
Wilkins describes Akarre as a dialect of 'Eastern Arrernte', along with 'Northern Arrernte', Mparntwe (Central) Arrente, Ikngerre-ipenhe (Eastern Arrernte), and Antekerrepenhe C12. He provides an overview of the Arandic languages with two major sub-groups: Artwe (~Urtwe) composed of Upper Arrernte (Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte C47, Alyawarr C14, Anmatyerr C8.1) and Lower Arrernte (Lower South Arandic). The other major subgroup is called Artweye, with one member Kaytetye C13 (in Henderson 2013:12) See also Arrernte C8, Pertame C46; Lower Arrernte C29; Ayerrerenge G12 and Antekerrepenhe C12.
References: 
  • Cleary, S., A. Webb and G. Gunn. 1994. Akarre Arrernte mythology and places of the Dulcie Ranges, Central Australia: transcript of taped conversations with Traditional Owners. (MS 3542).
  • Henderson, John. 2013. Topics in eastern and central Arrernte grammar. Muenchen : LINCOM Europa.
  • Hoogenraad, Robert and Brenda Thornley. 2003. Aboriginal languages of Central Australia and the places where they are spoken. Alice Springs: Jukurrpa Books.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
  • Turner, Margaret Kemarre, Veronica Dobson and Barry McDonald. 2010. Iwenhe tyerrtye : what it means to be an Aboriginal person. Alice Springs, N.T. : IAD Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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NT
Location information: 
... the best evidence on Akarr (Davis's Akaarra) puts it on and east of the Plenty River, east of Jervois (Breen in Sutton 1995:149). Alcoota and Harts Range (Wilkins in Sutton 1995:153).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1990Schmidt-
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Arrarnta, Western [Akerre] Arrarnta, Western [dialects: Western Aranda, Akerre (Akara), Southern Aranda. Close to Alyawarr and Gaidid]
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Akara
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Akara
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Arandic Urtwa Akara