G12.1: Bularnu

AIATSIS Code: 
G12.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Bularnu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Bularnu
Ethnologue name
Yindjilandji (Bularnu)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jaroinga (Bulanu)
Thesaurus heading
Bularnu language (G12.1) (Qld SF54-01)
Tindale (1974)
Yaroinga, Yarroinga, Yaringa (name applied to a creek), Yorrawinga, Yarrowin, Jurangka (Iliaura name), Manda (southern horde near Urandangi), Pulanja (language name), Bulanja, Bulanu.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Warluwarra Bularnu
Yindjilandji
Bulanu
Manda
Pulanja
Bulanja
Comment
Language comment
According to Breen (1971), Bulanu (G12.1) and Waluwara G10 informants identify Dhidhani G42 as a dialect of Bulanu. Breen says there are three dialects of the same language as Bularnu: Dhidhanu G42, Baringkirri G51 and Indjiladji G52, cautioning that the variant form of the last, Indjilandji, is also the name of a neighbouring language to the north G14 (1988:1). Brammal describes Injilaji G52 as a distinct language, closer to Wakaya C16 than Bularnu but doubts that Indjilaji G52 is actually distinct from Bularnu (1991:2). Tindale mistakenly lists Bulanu (G12.1) as an alternate name for Jaroinga (Ayerrerenge) G12 (1974:227).
References

Brammall, Daniel. 1991. A comparative grammar of Warluwaric, Australian National University: BA (Hons). (MS 3391)
Breen, Gavan. 1971. Aboriginal languages of western Queensland. In Linguistic Communications 5, 1-88. Melbourne: Monash University.
Breen, Gavan. 1980. Bularnu phonology and grammar: preliminary [draft] with semantic vocabulary. (MS 1457).
Breen, Gavan. 1988. Bularnu Grammar and Vocabulary machine-readable files. (ASEDA 0007).
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
QLD
Location information
... vicinity of Lake Nash (Breen 1980). The general territorial association was to the drainage of the Georgina east from Headingley and Austral Downs to Yelvertoft. The associations extended north to include Camooweal. There is no information on the specifics of the associations (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
Gavan, Breen. 1980. Bularnu phonology and grammar : preliminary [draft] : with semantic vocabulary, ms.
Dictionary: 
Gavan, Breen. 1980. Bularnu phonology and grammar : preliminary [draft] : with semantic vocabulary, ms. Gavan, Breen. Bularnu Grammar and Vocabulary machine-readable files, ASEDA 0007
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Wagaya-Warluwaric Warluwara-Thawa Yindjilandji (Bularnu)  
Dixon (2002)   NGARNA SUBGROUP* Southern Ngarna subgroup* Bularnu Bularnu further dialect: Dhidhanu
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Wagaya-Warluwaric Waluwara or Thawa Bulanu  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)