D7: Yitha Yitha

AIATSIS code: 
D7
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yitha Yitha

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yitha Yitha
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jitajita
Thesaurus heading language
Yitha Yitha language D7
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yitha Yitha / Yida Yida language (D7) (NSW SI54-12)
Tindale (1974)
Ita-ita, Ithi-ithi, Iti-iti, Eethie-Eethie, Eethee Eethee, Eetha-eetha, Yetho, Yit-tha, Yitsa, ['Hiõa hiõa] (['jita] = ['i:ta] = no), Tjuop (valid alternative).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bayangil, Itaita, Ithiithi, Eethaeetha, Yitha, Yitsa
Glottocode
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Other sources
Yitayita [Hercus 1993]
Synonyms
Jitu Jitu, Yida Yida, Bayangil, Eetha Eetha, Eethanaeetha, Eethee Eethee, Eethie Eethie, i7a Yida, Ita ita, Itaiithi, Itaita, Ithi ithi, Iti iti, Jida Jida, Jitajita, Tjuop, Yetho, Yit tha, Yitha, Yitsa, Ithiithi, Eethaeetha, Yitayita
Comment
Comments: 
Hercus (1962:7) says Yitayita (D7) is 'the same' as Thati-thati S28 and that both are totally different from the surrounding languages. Following a reference to 'Victorian languages: a late survey' (Hercus 1986), Oates and Oates (1970:142) say that Dadidadi S28 'belongs to the Jitajita (D7) language'. This is presumably an interpretation of 'the same' in Hercus (1962), though Hercus (1986:101) writes of 'two languages', Yidayida (D7) and Dadidadi S28, and does not specify the relationship between them.
References: 
  • Hercus, Luise Anna. 1986. Victorian languages: a late survey: Pacific Linguistics B-77. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Hercus, Luise. 1987 [1962]. Victorian languages: summary of recorded work since April 1962. (PMS 4560)
  • Horgen, Michael. 2004. The languages of the Lower-Murray, Department of Linguistics, Latrobe University: MA. (MS 4456 CD).
  • Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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: 
At Oxley, along Lachlan River from Booligal to Balranald (Map in Horgen 2004). Northern side of Lachlan River from near Booligal - to vicinity of Balranald, west to Carrawathal (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Michael Horgen
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 listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)LOWER MURRAY AREAL GROUPYitha-YithaYitha-Yitha further dialect: Dardi-Dardi (Tati-Tati, Ta-tati)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicYitha-Yitha
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicYitha-Yitha
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultYida-Yida
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultJidajida
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinJitajita