E57: Wiri

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AIATSIS Code: 
E57
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wiri

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Biri (Wiri)
Ethnologue name
Biri (Wirri)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wiri
Thesaurus heading language
Wiri language E57
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wiri language (E57) (Qld SF55-08)
Tindale (1974)
Widi (valid alternative), Wierdi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wierdi, Widi
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wirri
Widi
Biri
Biria
Gongolo
Widi
Wierdi
Wirdi
Witi
Comment
Language comment
References

Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
Chesney, Estrella. 1966. Wiri language elicitation. CHESNEY_E01 - 01301A
Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri: Languages of the world 258. M√ľnchen: 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
Tindale's given area is probably accurate as far as it goes, but it should be extended south down to Clermont (Terrill 1998:71). On Coast Range behind Mackay; inland to Nebo and heads of Suttor and Bowen rivers; on Connor and Denham ranges (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
wiri
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri. Munich: Lincom. Beale, Anthony. 1974. A grammar of the Biri language, ms.
Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganMaricBiri (Wirri)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupWirri (or Widi)Biri* (or Biria, Birigaba) Beale (1974) (note that Terrill 1998 is a publication of some of Beale's materials) further dialects: Gangulu, Wirri (or Widi), Yilba, Baradha, Yambina, Yetimarala, Garanjbal, Yangga
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricWiri
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariWiri
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariWiri
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariWiri
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariWiri