D5: Barababaraba

AIATSIS Code: 
D5
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Barababaraba

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Barababaraba
Horton Name
Baraba Baraba
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Baraparapa
Thesaurus heading
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
Language comment
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, Perəpaperəpa (D5) and Narinari D9. Hercus (1986:3) also says that the Berəbaberəba (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 berəba … 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
State
VIC
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.
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
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Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYotayoticBaraparapa