D6: Marrawarra

AIATSIS code: 
D6
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marrawarra

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Bandjigali (Marrawarra)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Maraura
Thesaurus heading language
Marrawarra language D6
Thesaurus heading (old)
Marawara language (D6) (NSW SI54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Mareawura (valid pronunciation of name), Mare-aura, Maroura, Marowra, Marowera, Marraa' Warree', Marrawarra, Waimbio (['wimbaia] = ['wimbadja] = man), Wimbaja, Wiimbaio (there is said to be a Wa-imbo horde in the neighboring Barkindji tribe), Beriko (language name), Ilaila ([i:la] = no).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Maroura, Marowera, Jakajako, Yaakoyaako, Waimbo
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wiimpaya [Hercus 1993:10]
Synonyms
Paakantyi, Marawara, Maraura, Bandjigali, Berlko, Berri ait, Ilaila, Mara:wara, Mareaura, Mareawura, Marewera, Maroura, Marowera, Marowra, Marraa Warree, Waimbio, Wiimbaio, Wiimbo, Wimbaja, Jakajako, Yaakoyaako, Waimbo, Wiimpaya, Mare aura, Beriko
Comment
Comments: 
According to Hercus (1993), this is a dialect of Paakantyi D12. Note that Hercus's Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61.
References: 
  • 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.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NSW
SA
Location information: 
... the lower Murray from the Darling-Murray junction down to the Rugus River and Lake Victoria, and extended northwards on the Darling to Avoca (Hercus 1993:10). ... the country around the junction of the Darling and Murray rivers, apparently extending down the latter as far as Lake Victoria (Radcliffe-Brown 1918:248). From Wentworth on northern bank of Murray River downstream to Chowilla and Ral Ral, So. Aust., on western and the Anabranch of the Darling River to Popilta Lake; on the main Darling River upsteam to Avoca (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
1975Oates-
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (unclear content)
Grammar: 

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

Dictionary: 
Hercus, Luise. 1993 Paakantyi dictionary. Canberra: Luise Hercus.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganBaagandjiBandjigali (Marrawarra)
Dixon (2002)Marrawarra (Marawara, Maraura)Baagandji Hercus (1982) further dialects: Gurnu (Guula), Naualko, Baarrundji, Wiljaali, Dhanggaali, Bulaali, WanjubarIgu, Bandjigali, Barrindji, Marrawarra (Marawara, Maraura)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganBaagandjiMarawara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganBaagandjiMarawara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultMara:wara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultMaraura
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultMaraura