L11: Pirlatapa

AIATSIS code: 
L11
AIATSIS reference name: 
Pirlatapa

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Pirlatapa
Ethnologue name
Pirlatapa
ISO 639-3 code
bxi
Tindale name
Pilatapa
Thesaurus heading language
Pirlatapa language L11
Thesaurus heading (old)
Birladapa / Biladaba language (L11) (SA SH54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Pidlatapa (valid alternative), Piladapa, Pilladapa, Pillitapa (MS), Billidapa, Pulladapa, Berluppa, Pilliapp, Jarikuna (derogatory term applied by the Wailpi), Yarri-kuna
O'Grady et al (1966)
Piladapa, Pillatapa, Pulladapa, Berluppa, Pilliapp
Glottocode
pirl1238
Other sources
Biladapa, Biladaba, Bilatappa, Billatapa, Piladapa, Pilardapa, Pilatapa, Pilladapa [Austin 1990]
Synonyms
Pilardapa, Biladapa, Pilatapa, Berluppa, Biladepa, Biladhaba, Billidapa, Jarikuna, Pidlatapa, Piladapa, Pilladapa, Pillatapa, Pilliapp, Pillitapa, Pulladapa, Yarrikuna, Biladaba, Bilatappa, Billatapa, Yarri kuna
Comment
Comments: 
Austin (1990:40) summarises the various previous classifications of Pirlatapa, noting the absence of available data on the language. He examines a transcript of the last recording made of Pirlatapa by Hercus in 1966 and tentatively concludes that it is most closely related to Diyari L17 and, to a lesser extent, Ngamini L22.
References: 
  • Austin, Peter. 1990. The last words of Pirlatapa. In Language and history: essays in honour of Luise A. Hercus, ed. Peter Austin, et al., 29-48. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Bowern, Claire & Harold Koch (eds). 2004. Australian languages: classification and the comparative method. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (B B786.38/A1)
  • 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 / Territory: 
SA
Location information: 
Northeast of northern Flinders Ranges; north of Lake Frome; east to Callabonna and almost to Tilcha; northwest to Lake Blanche and Blanchewater; south to Wooltana and Hamilton Creek (Tindale 1974) Callabonna, Quinyambie Station and Through to Lake Elder, Congie Bore and Cooney Bore (according to George Dutton in Beckett 1958 as quoted by Hercus and Austin, in Bowern & Koch 2004:210).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
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2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate0
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2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaPirlatapaPirlatapa [dialects: It was close to Diyari.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPCentral Lake Eyre Basin areal groupPilardapaDiyari* Austin (1981a) further dialects: Dhirari, Pilardapa
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicBiladaba
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicDiyari/KarnaBiladaba
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaBiladaba
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaPilatapa
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaPilatapa