D48: Parrintyi

AIATSIS code: 
D48
AIATSIS reference name: 
Parrintyi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Barindji
Ethnologue name
Bandjigali (Barindji)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Barindji
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Barrengee, Beriait, Berri-ait (not the Barinji of Cameron), Paru, Paroo, Bpaaroo (name of creek flowing into Darling River, not the Paroo River), Bpaa'roon-jee (in part, by Maraura tribe).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Paruindi, Paruinji, Parooinge, Barungi, Barinji, Bahroonjee, Barongee, Barrengee, Barunga
Glottocode
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Other sources
Barrengee (Newland 1887:32), Berri-ait (Cameron 1884) [Hercus 1993:6] (it is likely that 'Berri'ait' was the name by which the Yitayita referred to Parintji people.
Synonyms
Paakantyi, Barrindji, Bandjigali, Barindji, Barundji, Paruindi, Paruinji, Parooinge, Barungi, Barinji, Bahroonjee, Barongee, Barrengee, Barunga, Berri ait, Paru, Paroo, Bpaaroo, Bpaaroon jee
Comment
Comments: 
Parrintyi is a southern dialect of Paakantyi D12 along with Pantyikali D17, Wanyipalku, Wilyakali D16, Southern Paakantyi D61, Marawara D6 and Thangkaali D14 (Hercus (1993:3). Cameron called them 'Berri-ait', most likely a name used by Yitayita D7 to refer to Parrintyi people (1884, in Hercus 1993:9). Language information comes from speaker Reggie Quimby who spoke with Marie Reay in 1945 and Cameron's 1884 wordlist; both sources indicate Parrintyi and Southern Paakantyi are very similar. Note that Hercus' Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61.
References: 
  • Cameron, ALP. 1884. Notes on some tribes of New South Wales. Journal of the Anthropological Insitute 14:344-370.
  • Hercus, Luise Anna. 1993. Paakantyi dictionary. Canberra: the author.
  • Hercus, Luise Anna. 1994. Paakantyi. In N. Thieberger & W. McGregor (eds), Macquarie Aboriginal words: a dictionary of words from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. North Ryde: Macquarie Library.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
  • 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 / Territory: 
NSW
Location information: 
... to the east of the Darling in the dry country between the River and the Willandra (Hercus 1993:9). In mallee, mulga, swamp, and sand country parallel to and east of Darling River from Moira to within 30 miles (48 km.) of Euston; eastward to near Ivanhoe; at Manara Range, Albermarle, Carowra, Kilfera, and Manfred (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Luise Hercus
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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 Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection None 0
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 

Hercus, Luise. 1982. The Bagandji language: Pacific Linguistics B6.7 Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 
Hercus, Luise. 1993 Paakantyi dictionary. Canberra: Luise Hercus.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Baagandji Bandjigali (Barindji)
Dixon (2002) Barrindji Baagandji Hercus (1982) further dialects: Gurnu (Guula), Naualko, Baarrundji, Wiljaali, Dhanggaali, Bulaali, WanjubarIgu, Bandjigali, Barrindji, Marrawarra (Marawara, Maraura)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Baagandji Barundji
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Baagandji Barundji
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Darling Barundji
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Darling Barindji
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Darling Barindji