D9: Nari Nari

AIATSIS code: 
D9
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nari Nari

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Nari Nari
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Narinari
Thesaurus heading language
Nari Nari language D9
Thesaurus heading (old)
Nari Nari language (D9) (NSW SI55-09)
Tindale (1974)
none
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Narinari, none
Comment
Comments: 
Clark (1996) notes Hercus's (1978) suggestion that Dadidadi S28 was identical to Narinari (D9). However, Hercus (2006 p.c.) agrees with Dixon that Nari Nari is a dialect of Wemba Wemba D1. Further, Hercus (1986:101) says that Dadidadi S28 (and Yidayida D7) 'had no other close associations in the area' and were 'entirely different from the Kulin languages', of which Wemba Wemba is a member.
References: 
  • Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Hercus, Luise. 1978. A note on Narinari. Papers in Australian Linguistics, no. ll. Pacific Linguistics A-51, pp. 119-132.
  • Hercus, Luise. 1986. Victorian languages: a late survey: Pacific Linguistics B-77. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Hercus, Luise. 1994. A grammar of the Arabana-Wangkangurru language, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-128. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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: 
Southern bank of the Lachlan River from Booligal to near Balranald; up the Murrumbidgee River to Hay; south to about Booroorban (Tindale 1974). ... from Booligal to near Balranald (Hercus 1994:101).
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 listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Nari-NariWemba-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)Pama-NyunganKulinicNari Nari
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinNari Nari
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicNari-NariNari-Nari
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicNarinari (or Narinari Group?)Narinari
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)