K15: Bardi

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AIATSIS Code: 
K15
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Bardi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Bardi language
ABS Name
Bardi
Horton Name
Bardi
Ethnologue name
Bardi
ISO 639-3 code
bcj
Tindale name
Baada
Thesaurus heading language
Bardi language K15
Thesaurus heading (old)
Bardi language (K15) (WA SE 51-02)
Tindale (1974)
Bad, Ba:d, Bard, Barda, Bardi, Bad (Capell [1956] writes it as Bad).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Barda, Bardi
Glottocode
bard1255
Other sources
Synonyms
Baardi
Baard
Baada
Ba:d
Ba:di
Baad
Bad
Bard
Barda
Board
Comment
Language comment
References

Bowern, Claire. 2008. History of research on Bardi and Jawi. In Encountering Aboriginal languages: studies in the history of Australian linguistics, ed. William McGregor, 59-84. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Bowern, Claire. 2012. A grammar of Bardi. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
McGregor, William B. 2010. The semantics, pragmatics and evolution of two verbless negative constructions in Nyulnyul. Oceanic Linguistics 49(1):205-232.
Stokes, Bronwyn. 1982. A description of Nyigina, a language of the West Kimberley, Western Australia (MFE/B52), Australian National University: PhD. (MFE/B52).
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
WA
Location information
Cape Leveque peninsula from Cape Borda in west to Cygnet Bay and Cunningham Point on east coast (Tindale 1974). One Arm Point and Lombadina (Stokes 1984:9). Bardi traditional country is the area at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, a two hundrend and fifty kilometre long peninsula north of Broome. The peninsula is roughly triangular and narrows from its base to a flat point at Cape Leveque, and a further arm just off the peninsula to the east of Cape Leveque for about twenty kilometeres. From the point begins a chain of islands (including Sunday Island), which crosses the entrance of King Sound. Bardi people inhabited the mainland area north of a line drawn between Pender Bay and Cunningham Point, and the islands closest to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula (the two largest being Jayirri and Jalan), while Jawi was spoken on Sunday Island and the islands further east and north (Bowern 2008:60). The general territorial association was to the tip of Dampier Land Peninsula. South-eastward limit: The peninsula going out to Cunningham Point. South-westward limit: The southern shore of Pender Bay appears to have been associated with Bardi rather than Nyulnyul. "Embalgun" (Imbalgoon) is a Bardi name, not Nyulnyul (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
360 - 100 - 200 367 235 115 30 152
Speaker NILS table
0 0 2 7
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
15
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Metcalfe, Christopher Douglas 1975 Bardi verb morphology (northwestern Australia). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Bowern, Claire. 2004. Bardi verb morphology in historical perspective, Harvard: PhD. Bowern, Claire. A Learner's Guide to the Bardi Language (draft)
Dictionary: 
Aklif, Gedda. 1999. Ardiyooloon Bardi ngaanka: One Arm Point Bardi dictionary. Halls Creek, WA: Kimberley Language Resource Centre. Metcalfe, Christopher Douglas. Bardi dictionary, draft.
Programs
Activities: 
One Arm Point School gives Bardi lessons half an hour per week in the lower grades (cf. Bowern 2008).
People: 
Gerhardt Laves, Nekes & Worms, Howard Coate, Fr Duncan McNab, Arthur Capell, Norman Tindale, Wilfrid Douglas, Edith Nichols, Gedda Aklif, Claire Bowern, Christopher Metcalfe, Kimberley Language Resource Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Nyulnyulan     Bardi Bardi [dialects: Bardi, Jawi. Intelligibility is adequate between Bardi and Jawi dialects. Related to Nyikina, Warwa, Djawi, Nimanbur, Nyulnyul, Dyaberdyaber, Dyugun, Yawuru.]
Dixon (2002)   FITZROY RIVER SUBGROUP*   Baardi (or Baard) Baardi (or Baard) McGregor (1996), Aklif (1999) further dialects: Djawi, Njul-Njul, Djabirr-Djabirr, Ngumbarl, Nimanburru
Wurm (1994) Nyulnyulan     Bardi  
Walsh (1981) Nyulnyulan     Bardi  
Oates (1975) Njulnjulan     Bardi  
Wurm (1972) Nyulnyulan     Bard  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Nyulnyulan     Bard