D32: MURUWARI / MURRAWARRI

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AIATSIS Code: 
D32
AIATSIS Reference name: 
MURUWARI / MURRAWARRI

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Muruwari language
ABS Name
Muruwari
Horton Name
Muruwari
Ethnologue name
Muruwari
ISO 639-3 code
zmu
Tindale name
Morowari
Thesaurus heading language
Muruwari / Murrawarri language D32
Thesaurus heading (old)
Muruwari / Murrawarri language (D32) (NSW SH55-06)
Tindale (1974)
Murawari (valid alternative), Murawarri, Murra-warri, Muruworri, Muruwurri, Murueri, Moorawarree, Moorawarrie, Marawari.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Morowari, Marawari, Murrawarri, Muruwurri, Moorawarree, Moorawarrie, Marraawarree, Murri
Glottocode
muru1266
Other sources
Murawarri [Mathews 1903] Murruwurri (collector unknown), Murawari (Radcliff-Brown), Marawari, Murawari (Capell), Marawari, Murawari (Janet Mathews) [Oates 1988:5]
Synonyms
Muruwari
Muruwarri
Murawarri
Morowari
Marawari
MarraaWarree
Maruwari
Moorawarree
Moorawarrie
Morewari
Murawari
Murrawari
Murrawarri
Murri
Murueri
Muruworri
Muruwurri
Yacko Yacko
Marraawarree
Murra warri
Comment
Language comment
References

Oates, Lynette F. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C-108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. 1918, 1923. Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 48:222-253; 53:424-447.
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.
Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area Pt 1, eds S. A. Wurm and Shirô Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
QLD
Location information
Guloga River, Birrie and Bokhara Rivers, Nebine and the Barwon, Weilmoringle, Brewarrina, Enngonia, Mulga Downs, Weela,as far east as Goodooga, to north Bourke, and northwards into Queensland about twenty-five kilometeres east of Cunnamulla, as far west as the Paroo River, to the south, from North Bourke to about twenty kilometeres north of the Darling River,and to Barwon at Brewarrina (Oates 1988:1). Barringun, N.S.W., and Enngonia on Warrego River; Brenda, and Weilmoringle on Culgoa River; at Milroy; south to near Collerina. Extensively in New South Wales extending north to Mulga Downs and Weela (Wee-lamurra) in Queensland (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
Wonganurra Aboriginal Corporation has been running the Murrawari Language Project and producing a word list, flash cards, and music CD (2007). Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation received funding from the Maintenance of Indigenous Languages and Records program in the 2008-2009 financial year in order to teach the Yuwaalaraay/Murrawarri languages to students and community members in Goodooga.
People: 
Janet Mathews, Lynette Oates, Judy Trefry, Wonganurra Aboriginal Corporation, Pulkurru Aboriginal Corporation
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
1 - - - - - - 3
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
12
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Oates, Lynette. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Oates, Lynette. 1992. Muruwari (Moo-roo-warri) dictionary: words of an Aboriginal language of north-western New South Wales (Brewarrina-Goodooga-Bourke area) written for schools. Albury, NSW:Graeme van Brummelen.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Muruwaric   Muruwari  
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUP   Muruwarri (or Murawarri) Muruwarri (or Murawarri)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Muruwaric   Muruwari  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Muruwaric   Muruwari (Murawari) Muruwari (Murawari) [dialects: Buruguri/Baderugali, Gungaguri, Dhindundu, Nunduguri, Gungaguri]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Muruwaric   Muruwari  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Marawaric   Marawari (Muruwari)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murawaric   Murawari