E53: Baranha

AIATSIS code: 
E53
AIATSIS reference name: 
Baranha

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Name
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Horton name
Barna
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Tindale name
Barna
Tindale (1974)
Parnabal
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Barna, Ba:na, Parnabal, Barnya
Comment
Comments: 

Baranha is a Biri E56 dialect from Central Queensland. A short text in Tindale (1938, in Breen 2009:229) compares the dialect name Baranha (E53) with the dialect name Baradha E48; the interdental stop in Baradha is clearly attested and Breen reconstructs Baranha on this basis.

An alternative name Parnabal is a place name some distance to the south from country associated with Baranha (Breen, 2009:229).

A word list in Curr (1887), 'Fort Cooper: Aminungo tribe' (no. 145) is described by Oates and Oates as 'possibly' referring to Barna (E53) (1970:173). Breen describes the Fort Cooper wordlist as Wirri E57, another Biri E56 dialect (2009:227).

Other dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Miyan E50, Wirri E57, Gabulbarra E45, Baradha E48, Yambina E51, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).

 

References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
  • Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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 Isaac River, west to Denham Range; south to Cotherstone; at Grosvenor Downs (Tindale 1974:165).

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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 Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Maric   Barnya  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Barna  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Barna  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Barna  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Barna