L19: Dhiraila

AIATSIS Code: 
L19
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dhiraila

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wangkumara (Diraila/Thiraila)
Ethnologue name
Ngura [Dhiraila]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Thereila
Thesaurus heading
Diraila / Dhiraila language (L19) (Qld SH54-03)
Tindale (1974)
Thiralla, Mambanjura (language name), Mamban-yura, Mambangura, Mamwura, Ngandangura (of a Kalali informant, but see Ngandangara).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Thiralla
Glottocode
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Other sources
Dira-ila (Beckett) [Breen 1971]
Synonyms
Ngura
Tereila
Thiralla
Mambanjura
Mamban yura
Mambangura
Mamwura
Ngandangura
Comment
Language comment
Breen (1971) says this name was unknown to the writer's informants but was given to Beckett as Dira-ila. Foott's word list 'Nockatoonga, Wilson River' in Curr (1886) may be of this language. Tindale (1973:185) mentions Breen's note that Dhiraila appears to be 'the tribe that speaks Mamwura or Mambanjura' L20. Oates and Oates (1970) list Wettengel ('Die Grammatik der Aranda-Sprache') as a source of data for Dhiraila but this item presents data from Aranda C8, Diyari L17 and Ramindjeri S2 (identified by the name 'Encounter Bay') only. Based on the information available, Dhiraila is unlikely to be a language name. Accordingly it is not included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1971. Aboriginal languages of western Queensland. Linguistic Communications, vol. 5, pp. 1-88. (p BRE)
Foott, T.W. 1886-87. Nockatoonga, Wilson River. In E.M. Curr (ed.), The Australian race, vol. 2, pp. 34-35.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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
Potential Data
Location
State
QLD
Location information
South from Nockatunga and Noccundra to Grey Range; on Dingera Creek; west to Bransby and lower Warrywarry Creek (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not 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)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraNgura [Dhiraila]Ngura [dialects: Punthamara (Bundhamara), Kalali (Galali, Garlali), Wongkumara (Wangkumara, Wangumarra), Badjiri, Bidjara, Dhiraila, Garandala, Mambangura, Mingbari, Ngurawarla, Yarumarra. Walsh list the dialects as separate languages.]
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicDhiraila
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraDhiraila
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraDhiraila
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraTereila (Diraila)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraTereila