E37: Bidjara / Bidyara

AIATSIS Code: 
E37
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Bidjara / Bidyara

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Bidjara language
ABS Name
Bidjara
Horton Name
Bidjara
Ethnologue name
Bidyara
ISO 639-3 code
bym
Tindale name
Pitjara
Thesaurus heading
Bidjara / Bidyara language (E37) (Qld SG55-03)
Tindale (1974)
Bidjera, Peechera
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bidjera, Peechera
Glottocode
bidy1243
Other sources
Bitharra [Myles 1886]
Synonyms
Pitjara
Bidjera
Bithara
Bitjara
Minkabari
Peachera
Peechera
Pitteroo
Wilya
Bitharra
Comment
Language comment
References

Breen, Gavan. 1973. Bidyara and Gungabula: grammar and vocabulary. In Linguistic Communications 8, 1-227. Melbourne: Monash University.
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
Headwaters of Nogoa and Warrego rivers; south to Caroline, north of Augathella; east to Killarney and Chesterton; west to Nive River; north to Mantuan Downs (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
8
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Nekes) - unclear status
Grammar: 
Breen, Gavan. 1973. Bidyara and Gungabula : grammar and vocabulary. In Linguistic Communications no.8. 1- 227.
Dictionary: 
Breen, Gavan. 1973. Bidyara and Gungabula : grammar and vocabulary. In Linguistic Communications no.8. 1- 227.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Gavan Breen, Janet Mathews, Margaret Sharpe
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganMaricBidyara
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupBidjaraBidjara* Breen (1973, 1981a) further dialects: Gungabula, Marrganj, Gunja, Wadjigu, Gayiri, Dharawala, Wadjalang, Wadjabangayi, Yiningayi, Yanjdjibara, Mandandanjdji, Guwamu, Gunggari, Ganulu, Gabulbara, Wadja, Nguri
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricBidyara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariBidyara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariBidjara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariPitjara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariPitjara