G6: Pitta Pitta

AIATSIS Code: 
G6
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Pitta Pitta

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Pitta-Pitta language
ABS Name
-
Horton Name
Pitta-Pitta
Ethnologue name
Pitta Pitta
ISO 639-3 code
pit
Tindale name
Pitapita
Thesaurus heading
Pitta Pitta / Bittha Bittha language (G6) (Qld SF54-10)
Tindale (1974)
Pittapitta, Bitta Bitta, Wangkapit:a, Wangkahicho, Wangkahichs (typographical error).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Pitapita, Bitta Bitta
Glottocode
pitt1247
Other sources
Bitta Bitta, Pitapita, Bidha-Bidha [Blake 1979:183] Pittapitta (Roth), BittaBitta (Curr), Pitapita (Tindale), Pita-Pita (Elkin), Bidabida (Capell), and Pitta-Pitta [Blake and Breen 1971:170] Pitha Pitha and Pitha-Pitha [Alpher 2006. p.c.]
Synonyms
Pitha Pitha
Karanja
Kungkalenja
Pitapita
Rakkaia
Ringaringa
Bida Bida
Bidabida
Bitta Bitta
Bittha Bittha
Narrinyeri
Paruru
PittaPitta
Pittapitta
Ramindjerar
Ramindjeri
Ramingara
Raminjeri
Raminyeri
Ramong
Rormear
Tarbanawalun
Wangkahicho
Wangkahichs
Wangkapit:a
Wirramu mejo
Bidha Bidha
Bidhabidha
Comment
Language comment
According to Blake (1979:183), Pitta-Pitta, Ringu-Ringu G7, Mayawarli L40, Kunkalanya G3, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya L32, and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name.
References

Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta. In Dixon, R M W & Blake, Barry (eds.). Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1. 182-242. Canberra/ANU Press.
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
Boulia district and 50 miles to south and west; north to about Fort William (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
6
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 1, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 182-242. Canberra: ANU Press.
Dictionary: 
Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 1, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 182-242. Canberra: ANU Press.
Programs
Activities: 
-0
People: 
Barry Blake, Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuPitta PittaPitta Pitta [dialects: Related to Gangalanya, Garanya, Lhanima, Ngurlubulu, Ragaya, Rangwa, Yurlayurlanya, which may be extinct, and Wanggamala.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPNorth and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971)Pitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)Pitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)* Blake (1979b) further dialects: Ringu-Ringu, Rakaya, Ngulupulu, Karanja, Kunkalanja, Mayawarli
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicBidhabidha
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuBidhabidha (Pitta-Pitta)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuBidha-Bidha
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPittapitticPittapitta (Bidabida)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPittapitticPittapitta