E30: Butchulla

AIATSIS Code: 
E30
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Butchulla

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Batjala
Horton Name
Badtjala
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Batjala, Ngulungbara
Thesaurus heading
Butchulla / Batjala / Badtjala language (E30) (Qld SG56-06)
Tindale (1974)
Badjela, Badtala, Batyala (Wakawaka term applied to coastal people), Badyala, Patyala, Bidhala (Kabikabi term applied to coastal people), Butchulla, Dulingbara (group of hordes), Ngulungbara (group of hordes at north end claiming to be a separate tribe), Thoorgine (name of the island) for Batjala. Olongbura, Gnoolongbara, Koolaburra for Ngulungbara.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Badjela, Patyala
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Batjala
Badjala
Badtjala
Ngulungbara
Badjela
Patyala
Badtala
Batyala
Badyala
Bidhala
Dulingbara
Thoorgine for Batjala
Olongbura
Gnoolongbara
Koolaburra for Ngulungbara
Comment
Language comment
The community preference is to use Butchulla (E30) (Bell, 2004). Holmer describes a close relationship between Batjala (E30) and Kabi Kabi E29 and is unable to define the relationship as dialectal or two separate languages (1983:138). Tindale includes Ngulungbara under this language name (E30) but indicates that they may be a different people (1974:165).
References

Bell, J. 2004. Dictionary of the Butchulla Language. Hervey Bay, Qld: Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation.
Holmer, Nils Magnus. 1983. Linguistic survey of south-eastern Queensland: Pacific Linguistics D-54. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Kite, Suzanne and Wurm, Stephen A. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary. 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
QLD
Location information
Fraser Island and on the adjacent mainland around Pialba and Mount Bauple (Kite and Wurm 2004). Batjala: Fraser or Great Sandy Island (n. n. Gari); also on the mainland coast south to Noosa Head (Tindale 1974). Ngulungbara: Northern third of Fraser Island, north of Boomerang Hill (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
5.5 4 3.5 4.5
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
Bell, Jeanie. 2003. A sketch grammar of the Badjala language of Gari (Fraser Island), University of Melbourne: MA.
Dictionary: 
Bell, Jeanie. 2004. Dictionary of the Butchulla language. QLD:Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Jeanie Bell, Korrawinga Aboriginal Corporation
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP Waka-Gabi areal group Badjala Gabi-Gabi (or Dippil) further dialect: Badjala
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Badjala Gabi [dialects: Gabigabi, Badjala]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Badjala  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Badjala  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Batjala