E58: Giya

AIATSIS Code: 
E58
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Giya

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Giya
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Gia
Thesaurus heading
Giya language (E58) (Qld SF55-03)
Tindale (1974)
Kia, Bumbara (place name, probably a horde), Bumbarra.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kia, Bumbarra, Bumburra
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Bumbarra
Gia
Ngaro
Ngaru
Bumbara
Bumburra Burra
Kia
Bumburra
Comment
Language comment
Terrill reports the vocabulary in Curr (1887), 'no.136, Port Denison to Cape Gloucester' are all that remains for this language (1998:87). Breen suspects that Giya is related to Biri E56 and Wirri E57 either as a dialect of Biri language, or a closely related language; he notes that words with intial /gi/ (Giya and githi 'spear') are not a feature of Mari languages (2009:246).
References

Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
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
Bowen to St. Helens and Mount Dalrymple; inland to Clarke Range; at Proserpine, Gloucester Head, Gloucester Island, and Repulse Bay; not at Cape Conway (Tindale 1974). The location given by Shea in Curr matches the location Tindale gives (Terrill 1998:87) .
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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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 GROUPProserpine groupGiya (Bumbarra)Giya (Bumbarra)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricGiya
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariGiya
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariGiya
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariGia
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariGia