G8: Yalarnnga

AIATSIS Code: 
G8
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yalarnnga

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Yalarnnga language
ABS Name
-
Horton Name
Yalarrnga
Ethnologue name
Yalarnnga
ISO 639-3 code
ylr
Tindale name
Jalanga
Thesaurus heading
Yalarnnga / Yalarrnga language (G8) (Qld SF54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Yellunga, Yelina, Wonganja (supposedly extinct horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yalarnnga, Yellanga, Yelina
Glottocode
yala1262
Other sources
Yallunga (Cox 1880), Yelina (Eglinton in Curr 1886), Yellunga and Yellanga (Roth 1897, 1901), Jalanga (Tindale 1940 & 1974, Blake 1971, Capell 1963, Oates & Oates 1970), Yalarrnga (Horton 1994) [Breen & Blake 2007:2]
Synonyms
Yalarrnga
Jalanga
Jalannga
Wonganja
Yalannga
Yelina
Yellanga
Yellunga
Yallunga
Jalarnnga
Comment
Language comment
Breen and Blake (2007:70-7) indicate that Kalkutungu G13 and Yalarnnga are more similar to one another than either is to any other language, but this does not imply they form a subgroup.
References

Breen, Gavan, and Barry Blake. 2007. The grammar of Yalarnnga: a language of western Queensland: Pacific Linguistics 584. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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
On Wills Creek from south of Duchess to Fort William; on Burke River and Mort River to north of Chatsworth; at Noranside and Buckingham Downs (Tindale 1974). Tindale's location leaves a sustantial gap between Yalarnnga and its western neighbour Warluwarra and it seems likely that Yalarnnga country extended further west, perhaps to Ardmore and certainly including Dajarra. Warluwarra speakers consulted by Breen did not know names of places in that area and seemed to regard it as Yalarnnga or Kalkutungu; the latter is unlikely because it is too far south (Breen & Blake 2007:2).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
exist - - - - - - -
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
6
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Breen, Gavan & Blake, Barry. 2007. The Grammar of Yalarnnga: a language of Western Queensland. Pacific LInguistics PL 584. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Sullivan, Lance. 2005. Ngiaka Yalarrnga. Townsville: Lance Sullivan.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Barry Blake, Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Galgadungic   Yalarnnga  
Dixon (2002)   KALKATUNGU/YALARNNGA AREAL GROUP   Yalarnnga Yalarnnga
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Galgadungic   Yalarnnga  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Galgadungic Yalarnngic Yalarnnga  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Kalkatungic Yalarnngic Yalarnnga  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yalarnngic   Yalarnnga (Jalanga)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Yalarnngic   Jalanga