D2: Yorta Yorta

AIATSIS Code: 
D2
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yorta Yorta

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Yorta Yorta
Horton Name
Yorta Yorta
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
-
Tindale name
Jotijota
Thesaurus heading
Yorta Yorta / Yota Yota language (D2) (NSW SI55-13)
Tindale (1974)
Yotayota, Yorta yorta (['jo:ta] = no), Yoorta (also applied by some to part of the Pangerang tribe), Moira (place name), 'Gunbowers' (name of a place, now Gun-bower), Gunbowerooranditchgoole (horde name; ['kuli] = man), 'Loddon tribe,' Ngarrimouro (name of a horde), Ngarrimowro, Arramouro, Woollathura (horde name), Wol-lithiga, 'Echuca tribe' (applied to hordes south of the Murray River).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yotayota
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Jodajoda,Yotta-Yotta, Yorta-Yorta, Yabola, Yota Yota, Yotayota, Yota yota, Yota, Yoorta [Bangerang conferred name, Youta, Yotta-Yotta or Boonegatha tribe, Yota-yota, Yodayoda, Yota-Yota, Joti-jota, Yoda-Yoda, Jodajoda, Yorta Yorta, Yoti Yoti [acc.to Nicholls 1969 a division of Bangerang], Joti-jota, Jotijota, Yorta yorta [Clark 1990:398] Kwart Kwart, Unungun [Clark 2005:22] Yortayorta [Clark 2009:202]
Synonyms
Yota Yota
Bangerang
Jotijota
Yoda Yoda
Arramouro
Benhedore
Jabulajabula
Jodajoda
Moira
Narinari
Ngarimawuru
Ngarrimouro
Ngarrimowra
Wollithiga
Woollathura
Yabulayabula
Yoorta
Yorta yorta
Yotayota
Joda Joda
Yotta Yotta
Yabola
Yota yota
Yota
Gunbowers
Gunbowerooranditchgoole
Loddon tribe
Ngarrimowro
Wol lithiga
Echuca tribe
Comment
Language comment
While Bowe and Morey (1999:3) say that the term Bangerang S40 refers to some of the Yorta Yorta speaking groups, Eira (2014 p.c.) says that, from the current perspective, Bangerang and Yorta Yorta are both people names and the names of very closely related language varieties, the distinct identities of which are highly salient to the contemporary communities. Bowe and Morey (1999:133-136) analyse the relationship between Yorta Yorta and Yabula Yabula S38 and conclude that Yabula Yabula is more likely in a dialectal relationship with Yorta Yorta, rather than a separate language.
References

Bowe, Heather and Stephen Morey. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
VIC
Location information
... from the junction of the Murray and the Goulburn Rivers, on either side of the Murray River from west of Echuca to east of Cobram/Tocumwal and south-east along the Goulburn River to the Mooroprna-Shepparton area (Bowe and Morey 1999:1).
Maps
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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
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Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
8
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Bowe, Heather and Morey, Stephen. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula: Pacific Linguistics C154. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Bowe, Heather and Morey, Stephen. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula: Pacific Linguistics C154. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Heather Bowe, Catherine Ellis, Stephen Morey
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   YOTA/YABALA AREAL GROUP   Yota-Yota (or Yorta-Yorta, spoken by Bangerang or Pine-gorine tribe) Yota-Yota (or Yorta-Yorta, spoken by Bangerang or Pine-gorine tribe)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic   Yotayota  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic   Yotayota  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic-Banygaranyic   Joda-Joda  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic-Banyyaranyic   Yotayota  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic   Jotijota