K8: Jabirr Jabirr

AIATSIS Code: 
K8
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Jabirr Jabirr

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Jabirrjabirr
Ethnologue name
Dyaberdyaber
ISO 639-3 code
dyb
Tindale name
Djaberadjabera
Thesaurus heading
Jabirrjabirr / Djabera Djabera language (K8) (WA SE 51-06)
Tindale (1974)
Tjabartjabara, Tjabirtjabira (Mangala pronunciation), Tjabiratjabir, Djaberadjaber, Djaberdjaber.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Djaberadjaber
Glottocode
dyab1238
Other sources
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Synonyms
Djabirr Djabirr
Dyaberdyaber
Jabirrjabirr
Djaba Djaba
Djaberadjabera
Djaberdjaber
Djaberadjaber
Djaber Djaber
Djabirdjabir
Tjabartjabara
Tjabirtjabira
Tjabiratjabir
Comment
Language comment
References

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
West coast of Dampier Peninsula from Sandy Point on Beagle Bay south to Cape Bertholet; inland for about 30 miles (50 km) (Tindale 1974). Price's Point to Carnot Bay (Stokes 1984:9). Around the shores of Carnot Bay, Nodogon, on the Indian Ocean coast of the Dampier Peninsula (Nekes & Worms as cited in Harvey ASEDA 802). Did not think that Jabirr-Jabirr extended beyond Coulomb Point. This was also the view of another source (Bowern p.c. in Harvey ASEDA 802). There is no detailed information on the territorial associations of Jabirr-Jabirr. Tindale describes Jabirr-Jabirr as almost extinct in 1953, and it had been an evanescent identity for a long time by 2007. All sources agree in attaching the name to Carnot Bay. Tindale's statement that Jabirr-Jabirr associations extended to Sandy Point on Beagle Bay is unlikely as Beagle Bay is generally agreed to be associated with Nyulnyul. Jabirr-Jabirr is generally described as south of Beagle Bay. Sandy Point is at the mouth of Beagle Bay. The next major point south on the coast is Low Sandy Point. Tindale's statement would more plausibly refer to Low Sandy Point rather than Sandy Point. Inland limits were inferred in accordance with drainage basins (Harvey ASEDA 802).
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)NyulnyulanDyaberdyaber
Dixon (2002)FITZROY RIVER SUBGROUP*Djabirr-DjabirrBaardi (or Baard) McGregor (1996), Aklif (1999) further dialects: Djawi, Njul-Njul, Djabirr-Djabirr, Ngumbarl, Nimanburru
Wurm (1994)NyulnyulanDyaberdyaber
Walsh (1981)NyulnyulanDyaberdyaber
Oates (1975)NjulnjulanDjaber-Djaber
Wurm (1972)NyulnyulanDjabirdjabir
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)NyulnyulanDjaberdjaber