E44: Gayiri

AIATSIS Code: 
E44
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gayiri

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Gayiri
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kairi
Thesaurus heading
Gayiri / Kairi language (E44) (Qld SF55-15)
Tindale (1974)
Khararya (['kara] = no), Bimurraburra (horde in vicinity of Emerald); ['mardi] = man.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Khararya
Glottocode
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Other sources
Khararya (Tennant-Kelly 1935); Kaira (Jefferies 2006) Gara-Gara, Ara-Ara [Breen forthcoming paper on Bir]
Synonyms
Kairi
Bimurraburra
Gahrarja
Kararya
Kari
Khararya
Khararya; Kaira Gara Gara
Ara Ara
man
Comment
Language comment
Breen (2009:239) analyses two word lists which were collected from the area identified as Kairi (E44) country in Tindale (1974:173) one by Middleton and another by Noble, both from Curr (1887) (they both appear under the number 156 in Curr). On the basis of his analysis, Breen uses Gara-Gara (E44) (from ‘gara’ the word for 'no') as the dialect name for the eastern part of the Kairi area and Ara-Ara (E44) as the dialect name for the western part. Middleton’s word list is for Gara-Gara and Noble’s word list is for Ara-Ara.
References

Breen, G., 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 133(2), pp.219-256.
Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri: Languages of the world 258. München: Lincom Europa.
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
Curr 156i 'Nogoa River' appears to be from the Gayiri dialect, judging both by the given location, which matches that given by Tindale for Gayiri, and by linguistic evidence (Terrill 1998:94). From the Great Dividing Range south of Springsure north to Capella; west to Drummond Range; east to Comet and upper Mackenzie (Nogoa) rivers (Tindale 1974:173).
Maps
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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
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupGayiriBidjara* 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-NyunganMaricGayiri
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariGayiri
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariGayiri
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariKairi
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariKairi