E43: Yagalingu

AIATSIS code: 
E43
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yagalingu

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Horton name
Yagalingu
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Tindale name
Jagalingu
Tindale (1974)
Wakelbara (a northern horde name, near Laglan arbitrarily adopted as the tribal name by Howitt; ['wakel] = eel), Kokleburra (another horde), Owanburra = Kowanburra (a horde on upper Belyando River), Auanbura (same horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wakelbara
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wakelbura [Muirhead 1902] Djagalingu [Meston]
Synonyms
Jagalingu, Auanbura, Kokleburra, Owanburra, Kowanburra, Wagalbara, Wakelbara, Wakelburra, Wakelbura
Comment
Comments: 

The data for Yagalingu are scarce. Tindale (1974:169) lists Wakelbara as a clan name of Jagalingu (E43).

Breen describes Yagalingu as belonging to the Mari language family and contiguous with Biri dialects (2009:223); he indicates the weight of evidence links Yagalingu to the Bidjara E37 dialects and that it may be what Bidjara E37 speakers call Wadjaninga (2009:242). He identifies a word list compiled by Lowe in Curr (1887) - 'Belyando River' - as Yagalingu (1990).

There is a name 'Wahgalubba' in Meston (1955, available from State Library of Queensland); if this is an alternative spelling of Wakelbara, Meston's work may be about Yagalingu.

 

References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
  • 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.
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Location
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QLD
Location information: 

Headwaters of Belyando River south to Avoca; north to about Laglan; west to Dividing Range; east and south to 169 Drummond Range (Tindale 1974).

 

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary) - unclear status
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Maric   Yagalingu  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Yagalingu  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Yagalingu  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Yagalingu (Wakelbara)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Jagalingu