E89: Wulli Wulli

AIATSIS code: 
E89
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wulli Wulli

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Name
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
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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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
Comment
Comments: 
This is treated as a Waga-Waga E28 dialect by Kite and Wurm (2004). There is a small word list collected by Allen Hall in MURA (PMS 722). Wulli Wulli and Wulili (E89) are variant forms for the name of the language, based on the third person plural nominative pronoun (they) wuli, li (-li) (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.
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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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1990Schmidt-
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWuliwuli
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUPWaka-Gabi areal groupWuli-WuliWaga-Waga Kite (2000) further dialects: Wuli-Wuli, Dala, Djakunda, Barunggam, Duungidjawu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicWuliwuli
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWuliwuli
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWuli Wuli
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)