K1: Yawuru

AIATSIS Code: 
K1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yawuru

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Yawuru
Horton Name
Yawuru
Ethnologue name
Yawuru
ISO 639-3 code
ywr
Tindale name
Jawuru
Thesaurus heading
Yawuru language (K1) (WA SE 51-10)
Tindale (1974)
Yauor, Jauor, Yauera, Djauor, Yaoro, Yauro, Yaroro, Yawur, Jaoro, Jauro, Jawuru (Mangala term), Kakudu-Kakudu (Mangala name), Gawor, Nawudu (extreme variant of pronunciation of Jawuru; also applied to Karadjari).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yauor, Yauera, Djauor
Glottocode
yawu1244
Other sources
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Synonyms
Yawur
Djauor
Jauor
Jawuru
Yawoorroo
Gawor
Jaoro
Jauro
Jauur
Kakudu Kakudu
Nawudu
Yaora
Yaoro
Yaoru
Yaroro
Yauera
Yauor
Yauro
Yawur
Yawuri
Yawurr
Comment
Language comment
References

Hosokawa, Komei. 1991. The Yawuru language of West Kimberley: a meaning-based description. Australian National University, PhD. (MS 3041).
Hosokawa, Komei. 1994. Retribalization and language mixing: aspects of identity strategies among Broome Aborigines, Western Australia. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology, vol. 19, no. 3. pp. 491-534.
Hosokawa, Komei. 2011. The Yawuru language of West Kimberley: a meaning-based description. Muenchen: Lincom Europa (Published version of MS 3041).
McGregor, William B. 2010. The semantics, pragmatics and evolution of two verbless negative constructions in Nyulnyul. Oceanic Linguistics 49(1):205-232.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
... south of Broome, as far as Thangoo (Stokes 1984:9). The general associations of Yawuru were from Willie Creek south to Cape Villaret. They extended inland to include the drainages into Roebuck Bay. According to Paddy Roe (p.c. in 1986), the northern boundary of the Jukun country is Willie Creek, north of Cable Beach; form there up to Quandon Point is Ngumbarl country. Eastern shore of Roebuck Bay south to within 5 miles of (8km) of Cape Villaret, inland nearly to Dampier Downs, n.n. [Mandikarakapo]. Their southern boundary with the Karadjari is marked by transition from open saltmarsh plain to the dense pindan scrub and heavy sand of the Karadjari country. Inland limits were inferred in accordance with drainage basins (Harvey ASEDA 802). Yawuru or Badjabug, around Broome and western shore of Roebuck Bay, Nalen Nalena, at the south-western end of Dampier Land. Jukun - between Willy Creek, Wergenmere, and Cape Huygens (Djabaragon), the northern entrance of Roebuck Bay (Nalen Nalena), formerly in Broome itself (Nekes and Worms as cited in Harvey ASEDA 802). The traditional territory of Yawuru-speaking Aborigines is located to the south, east and north-west of Broome … This includes the so-called Jukun area … The Julbayi dialect … was originally spoken in the coastal savannah area between the Mararr sandhill west of the present Thangoo homestead and Jibari sandhill (so-called "Yardoogarra Point") near Giblara, or Cape Villaret. ... The traditional residents of teh Broome are proper (around the township, Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Fisherman's Bend adn the north-west of Roebuck Plains) wer Minyjirr .. or "Big Yawuru", whose language is usually referred to as Jukun (Hosokawa as cited in Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Hosokawa, Komei. 1991. The Yawuru language of West Kimberley: a meaningbased description, Australian National University: PhD
Dictionary: 
Hosokawa, Komei. 1988. Classified Yawuru dictionary, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Komei Hosokawa, Nora Kerr, Rarrdjali Aboriginal Corporation (http://www.members.westnet.com.au/anugraha/yawuru/)
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)NyulnyulanYawuruYawuru [dialects: Northern Yawuru, Southern Coastal Yawuru, Eastern Inland Yawuru. Related to Nyikina, Warrwa, Ngumbarl, Nimanburru, Jabirrjabirr, Nyulnyul, Bardi, Jawi]
Dixon (2002)FITZROY RIVER SUBGROUP*Yawuru (or Yawur)Njigina Stokes (1982), Hosokawa (1991), McCregor (1994) further dialects: Warrwa, Yawuru (or Yawur), Jukun
Wurm (1994)NyulnyulanYawuru
Walsh (1981)NyulnyulanYawuru
Oates (1975)NjulnjulanYawuru
Wurm (1972)NyulnyulanYawuru (Yauor, Djauor)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)NyulnyulanJauor