L17: Dieri

AIATSIS Code: 
L17
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dieri

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Diyari language
ABS Name
Diyari
Horton Name
Dieri
Ethnologue name
Dieri
ISO 639-3 code
dif
Tindale name
Dieri
Thesaurus heading
Diyari / Dieri language (L17) (SA SH54-01)
Tindale (1974)
Diari, Diyeri, Dieyerie, Deerie, Dieyrie, Dayerrie, Dthee-eri, Dickeri (misprint), Kunari (n.n. of Cooper Creek), Koonarie, Wongkadieri (Arabana term), Wonkadieri, Ti:ari (of southern Aranda), Urrominna (southern term for Dieri, Kujani, and Tirari-a general term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Tirari, Diari, Diyeri, Dieyerie, Deerie, Dieyrie, Dthee-eri
Glottocode
dier1241
Other sources
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Synonyms
Diyari
Tirari
Diari
Diyeri
Dieyerie
Deerie
Dieyrie
Dthee eri
Dayerrie
Dickeri
Kunari
Koonarie
Wongkadieri
Wonkadieri
Ti:ari
Urrominna
Comment
Language comment
Capell (1963) says there are two dialects of Dieri, Jarawurga and Wanggainara, but his basis for this is not clear. Austin (1981:4), in his Diyari (L17) grammar, does not mention any dialects of Dieri, noting that 'the only language data recorded for Diyari is from speakers of the kunandi group…so we are unable to say with certainty that there were originally dialects of Diyari'. As Capell's Jarawurga and Wanggainara are not mentioned anywhere else, nor does there appear to be language data associated with these names, they are treated as alternative names of Dieri in this database and they are not included as language headings in the Thesaurus. According to Breen (1976:745), Dieri forms a dialect chain with Ngamini L22, Midhaga L34, Dhirari L14, Yaluyandi L31 and Garwali L35.
References

Austin, Peter. 1981. A grammar of Diyari, South Australia: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Breen, Gavan. 1976. Ngamini, and a note on Midhaga. In R.M.W. Dixon (ed.) Grammatical categories in Australian languages, Linguistic Series No. 22, pp. 745-50. Canberra: AIAS. (B D621.81/G1)
Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
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
SA
Location information
... eastern SA - bounded approximately by a line drawn through the present day township of Marree, Mt. Freeling (in the northern Flinders Ranges) and Lakes Blanche, Gregory, Hope, Perigundi, Howitt, Kitta-kittaooloo and Killalpaninna (Austin 1981:2-3). Cooper Creek between Killalapaninna and near Coongie; at Cowarie, Mulka, Lake Howitt, and Lake Hope; south to Lake Gregory and Clayton River and low country north of Mount Freeling (Tindale 1974).
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
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Austin, Peter. 1981. A grammar of Diyari, South Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
Peter Austin is preparing a collection of stories and a bilingual dictionary.
People: 
Peter Austin, Luise Hercus, Johann Reuther, Bernhard Schebeck, David Trefry, Hale & O'Grady, Heidi Kneebone, C.H.M. Schoknecht
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaDieriDieri [dialects: Related to Garuwali, Marrula, Midhaga, Yarluyandi, all of which may be extinct.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPCentral Lake Eyre Basin areal groupDiyariDiyari* Austin (1981a) further dialects: Dhirari, Pilardapa
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicDiyari
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicDiyari/KarnaDiyari (Dieri)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaDiyari
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaDieri
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaDieri