D31: Budjari / Badjiri

AIATSIS Code: 
D31
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Budjari / Badjiri

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Budjari
Ethnologue name
Ngura [Badjiri]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Badjiri
Thesaurus heading
Badjiri / Budjari / Badyidi language (D31) (Qld SH55-01)
Tindale (1974)
Badjidi, Badjeri, Baddyeri, Byjerri, Baderi, Poidg-erry, Badjedi, Bädjäri.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Baddyeri, Byjerri, Baderi, Poidgerry, Badjedi
Glottocode
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Other sources
Baddyeri [Mathews 1905] Badjidi [Breen 2007]
Synonyms
Ngura
Badjidi
Badjeri
Baddyeri
Byjerri
Baderi
Poidg erry
Badjedi
Bädjäri
Comment
Language comment
Breen’s (2007:190-196) analysis of 250-item word lists for Badjidi (D31), Wangkumara L25, Kalali D30 and Margany D42 shows that the closest language to Badjidi (D31) is Kalali (44% cognate count). Breen (2007:180) classifies Badjidi and Kalali as 'Karna-Mari fringe' languages which are 'a discontinuous group of languages, mostly poorly attested, scattered between Karnic and Mari languages but not showing much connection with either or with one another'. Budjari / Badjiri, like Galali D30, is not classified in the AIATSIS tentative classification. Tindale's (1974) and Horton's (1996) maps locate this language in Queensland. However, the maps in Breen (1971) and McDonald & Wurm (1979:viii-ix) show Badjiri also extending into New South Wales. Four word lists in Curr (1887:276-285) are attributed to Budjari / Badjiri in Mura. However, Breen (1981:276-277) says they might be attributable to other languages: the Conn list to Dharawala D45 or Bidjara E37, Looker to Gunggari D37, Playfair to Marrgany D42 or Gunya D43, and Hollingsworth to Gunya D43.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1971. Aboriginal languages of western Queensland. In Linguistic Communications 5, 1-88. Melbourne: Monash University.
Breen, Gavan. 1981. Margany and Gunya. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 2, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 274-393. Canberra: ANU Press.
Breen, Gavan. 2007. Reassessing Karnic. Australian Journal of Linguistics 27(2):175-199.
Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
Horton, David R. 1996. Aboriginal Australia (map). Canberra: AIATSIS.
McDonald, Maryalyce, and Stephen A. Wurm. 1979. Basic materials in Wangkumara (Galali): grammar, sentences and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics B-65. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
NSW
Location information
From near Hungerford to Eulo on the Paroo River; east to near Barringun, Tinnenburra, Tuen, and Cunna-mulla; at Caiwarro and eastern side of Currawinya. Not extending very far west of Paroo River (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Janet Mathews
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraNgura [Badjiri]Ngura [dialects: Punthamara (Bundhamara), Kalali (Galali, Garlali), Wongkumara (Wangkumara, Wangumarra), Badjiri, Bidjara, Dhiraila, Garandala, Mambangura, Mingbari, Ngurawarla, Yarumarra. Walsh list the dialects as separate languages.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPSouth-west Queensland groupBadjiriBadjiri
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicBadjiri
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraBadjiri
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYotayotic-BanygaranyicBadjiri
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraBadjiri (Badjari, Baddjeri)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraBadjiri