D5: Barababaraba

AIATSIS code: 
D5
AIATSIS reference name: 
Barababaraba

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Barababaraba
Horton name
Baraba Baraba
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Baraparapa
Thesaurus heading language
Barababaraba language D5
Thesaurus heading (old)
Baraba Baraba language (D5) (NSW SI55-13)
Tindale (1974)
Burrabura-ba, Baraba-baraba, Barraba-barraba, Bareber Bareber, Birraba-birraba, Burreba-burreba, Boora-birraba, Burrappa, Burrapper, Bureba, Burabura, Boora-boora, Burapper, Barappur, Karraba (typographical error), Boort (a place name), ['perapa] = [barapa] = no.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Burraburburaba, Barababaraba, Barrababarraba, Boorabirraba, Burappa, Burabura, Booraboora, Burapper, Karraba, Boort
Glottocode
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Other sources
Barababaraba, Burapper, Bareber Bareber, Berrapper dialect, Barrappur, Baraber, Barappur, Boraipar, Boora Boora, Lower Loddon tribe, Boora-Boora, Boort tribe, [considered by Tindale 1974 to be a varaint, Boora-boora, Barraba-barraba, Baraba Baraba, Gunbower Station dialect [no=Karraba, according to Tindale 1974 a transcription error], Baraba-baraba, Bureppa-burepp, Bureppa burepp, Burra-burra, Burra Burra, Burra-Burabra, Burabra, Bura-Bura, Burabura, Purabura, Purabapuraba, Buro-uhyo, Buro-Buro, Bura Bura, Bupre Bupre, Bura-bura, Bureppa Bureppa, Bureppa bureppa, Burabura, Bureba, BurrabaBurraba, Burraba, Burraba Burraba, Burraba-burraba, Barab-barabba, Buraburaba, Birraba-birraba, Baraba-baraba, Bereba-Bareba, Burrea dialect, Burreba-Burreba, Boorabirraba, Baraba-Baraba, Barapabarapa, Berebabereba, Bereba bereba, Baraparapa, Burraburra-ba, Boora-birraba, Burrappa, Burappur, Burrapper, Baraba Baraba [Clark (1990: 387] - some of these are alternatives of Burabura, which Clark 2005 considers as a dialect of Wemba Wemba Perrapa Perrapa [ALRRC] Perepa-Parepa [Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:64]
Synonyms
Baraba Baraba, Baraba baraba, Baraparapa, Barappur, Bareber Bareber, Barraba barraba, Barrababarraba, Birraba birraba, Boora boora, Boorabirraba, Booraboora, Boort, Burabura, Burappa, Burapper, Burrabura ba, Burraburburaba, Burreba burreba, Karraba, Beraba Beraba, Berrapper dialect, Barrappur, Baraber, Boraipar, Boora Boora, Lower Loddon tribe, Boort tribe
Comment
Comments: 
Clark (1990:406) reports that, according to both Dixon (Working Papers) and Hercus (1986:3), the Wembawemba D1 and Barababaraba dialects were practically identical, and that Dixon's analysis of Wembawemba and Barababaraba indicates 93 percent shared vocabulary. Hercus (1992:1) says the western group of Kulin languages, made up of the 'Werkaya group', the 'Wembawemba group' and the 'Mathimathi group', are so closely related they must be considered dialects of one language. Hercus's Wembawemba group consists of Wembawemba D1, Per?paper?pa (D5) and Narinari D9. Hercus (1986:3) also says that the Ber?baber?ba (D5) language, called 'Bureba' by Mathews (1902b:172-174), was very similar to Wembawemba D1, citing comments by Wembawemba informants: 'Some people at Moonacullah said ber?ba ... for 'no' and their language was nearly the same, just a few words were different from ours.'
References: 
  • 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.
  • Hercus, L.A. 1986. Victorian languages: a late survey: Pacific Linguistics B-77. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Hercus, L.A. 1992. Wembawemba dictionary [Wembawemba/English]. Canberra: L.A. Hercus.
  • 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
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NSW
Location information: 
Chiefly on southern tributaries of the Murrumbidgee River from above Hay, N.S.W., to Kerang, Vic.; at Cohuna, Gunbower, Brassi, Conargo, and across the river from Carrathool (Tindale 1974). On Clark's map (1990), the area extends further to the south almost to Bendigo.
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS10
2005Estimate5
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Baraba-BarabaWemba-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-NyunganKulinicKulinBaraparapaWemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBeraba-Beraba
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBaraparapa
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYotayoticBaraparapa