D4: Wadi Wadi

AIATSIS Code: 
D4
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wadi Wadi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Wodiwodi language
ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wadi Wadi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Watiwati
Thesaurus heading
Wadi Wadi / Wathi Wathi language (D4) (Vic SI54-16)
Tindale (1974)
Wathiwathi (wati = no), Watthiwatthi, Wattewatte, Watty-watty, Wotti-wotti, Withaija, Wohdi Wohdi, Woani (means 'man'), Woonyi, Dacournditch (horde between Tyntynder and Swan Hill), Biangil (place name Piangil).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Watthiwatthi, Wattywatty, Wottowotti, Tatitati
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wadiwadi, Watte, Watte Watte, Watte-Watte, Watte watte, Wotte Wotte, Watty Watty, Wot te Wot te, Wathi-Wathi, Wotti-wotti, Watty-Watty, Wa-thi-wa-thi, Wati wati, Wathi wathi, Wathi-wathi, Ouotti-Ouotti, Wathie Waithie, Wattee Wattee, Wathi-Watthi, Watthi-watthi, Watthi Watthi, Watty tribe, Wattu Wattu [Wati = no], Wathi Wathi, Watti-watti, Watti Watti, Wati wathi, Wotty-wotty, Wotty Wotty, Wotty-Wotty, Wotty, Watthi-watthi, Wati-wati, Wotti Wotti, Wata Wata, Wata, Wathi Wathi, Wadi-wadi, Wadiwadi, Withaija, Woani, Woonyi, Swan Hill tribe, Swan Hill and Tyntynder dialects, Piangill blacks, Piangil dialect, Piangil, Biangil, Biangil [Clark 1990:404]
Synonyms
Wati Wati
Biangil
Dacournditch
Darty Darty
Nimp mam wern
Ta ta thi
Ta tathi
Taa tatty
Tar tarthee
Tatatha
Tataty
Tatitati
Tunggut
Wadiwadi
Wathiwathi
Wathi Wathi
Watiwati
Wattewatte
Watthiwatthi
Watty watty
Wattywatty
Withaija
Woani
Wodiwodi
Wohdi Wohdi
Woonyi
Wotowotti
Wotti wotti
Wottowotti
Watte
Watte Watte
Watte watte
Wotte Wotte
Watty Watty
Wot te Wot te
Wa thi wa thi
Wati wati
Wathi wathi
Ouotti Ouotti
Wathie Waithie
Wattee Wattee
Wathi Watthi
Watthi watthi
Watthi Watthi
Watty tribe
Wattu Wattu
Comment
Language comment
According to Clark (1990:404), Dixon (Working Papers) has suggested that Wadiwadi D4 was divided into two dialects, 'Piangil' and 'non-Piangil'. (Note, though, that Dixon only lists Wadi-Wadi in his 2002 classification, without any reference to Biangil/Piangil.) Blake and Reid (1998:4-5) note that 'there are two tongues that bear the name Wadi-Wadi, one centred around Swan Hill and the other around Piangil'. This database equates Wadi Wadi (D4) with Blake, Hercus, Morey and Ryan's (2011) Wadi Wadi (Swan Hill) and, following Clark (2005:17), Dixon's 'non-Piangil' Wadi Wadi. The 'Piangil' Wadi Wadi was previously listed as an alternative name for both Wadi Wadi (D4) and Weki Weki S33. Blake, Hercus, Morey and Ryan (2011) comment, 'There is a possibility that what we call Wati Wati (Piangil) was in fact the language of the Weki Weki people, though this cannot be proven.' Based on this, a separate record for Wadi Wadi (Piangil) D67 has been created. Not to be confused with Wodi Wodi S58 which is a Yuin language.
References

Blake, Barry J., Luise Hercus, Stephen Morey, with Edward Ryan. 2011. The Mathi group of languages. Pacific Linguistics 628. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (B B636.24/M1)
Blake, Barry, and Julie Reid. 1998. Classifying Victorian languages. In Wathawurrung and the Colac language of southern Victoria, ed. B. Blake. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Clark, Ian. 1990. Aboriginal languages and clans: an historical atlas of western and central Victoria, 1800-1900: Monash Publications in Geography, 37. Melbourne: Department of Geographical and Environmental Science, Monash University.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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
VIC
NSW
Location information
Murray River between a point 15 miles (24 km.) above Murrumbidgee Junction and Swan Hill; at Piangil; extending northward to about Moolpa, NSW (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
0000
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary) - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Wadi-WadiWemba-Wemba Hercus (1986) further dialects: Baraba-Baraba, Madhi-Madhi, Wadi-Wadi, Ladji-Ladji, Nari-Nari, Wergaya, Djadjala, Wutjabulak, Martijali, Buibatyalli, Nundatyalli, Jab-wurrung, Pirt-Koopen-Noot, Jaja-wurrung
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinWatiwatiWemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinWadi-Wadi
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinWadiwadi (Wathiwathi)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinWathiwathi