E89: Wuli Wuli

AIATSIS code: 
E89
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wuli Wuli

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wuli-wuli
Ethnologue name
Wuliwuli
ISO 639-3 code
wlu
Tindale name
Wulili
Tindale (1974)
Wilili, Wililililee, Willillee, Wuli-wuli (murun = man).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wuli1242
Other sources
Wulili (Mathew 1926b), Wilili (Winterbotham 1957) [Kite and Wurm 2004:4]
Synonyms
Wuli Wuli, Wuliwuli, Wuli wuli, Wulili, Wilili, Wililililee, Willillee, Wulli Wulli
Comment
Comments: 

Wuli-Wuli and Wulili (E89) are variant forms of the language name (Kite & Wurm 2004: 4) which is based on the third person plural nominative pronoun wuli (they) (Holmer, 1983:42). This language is described as a dialect of Wakka Wakka E28 in the literature; others in this group include Barunggam D40; Dalla E25; Djagunda E27; Dungibara E87; Duungidjawu E20 and Wakka Wakka E28 (Kite and Wurm, 2004:4). Note that this refers to grammatical relationships between these varieties, and does not imply a dominant language or description of group identity. There is a small word list collected by Allen Hall.

References: 
  • Hall, Allen. 1970. Wuli-Wuli dialect from Hawkwood Station, south of Mundubbera, ms. (PMS 722).
  • Holmer, Nils Magnus. 1983. Linguistic survey of south-eastern Queensland: Pacific Linguistics D-54. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Kite, Suzanne and Stephen A. Wurm. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

North of Djangunda, ranges east of the Dawson River. Their northern boundary was at Waloon and Camboon and their eastern border was near Eidsvold. Their territory included Hawkwood station and the headwaters of the Auburn River (Kite and Wurm 2004) Headwaters of Auburn River and Redbank Creek; north to Walloon and Camboon and on the ranges east of Dawson River; eastern boundary near Eidsvold (Tindale 1974)

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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Miyan Wuliwuli  
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP Waka-Gabi areal group Wuli-Wuli Waga-Waga Kite (2000) further dialects: Wuli-Wuli, Dala, Djakunda, Barunggam, Duungidjawu
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic   Wuliwuli  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Miyan Wuliwuli  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Miyan Wuli Wuli  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)