L2: Nauo / Nawu

AIATSIS Code: 
L2
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Nauo / Nawu

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Nawu
Ethnologue name
Wirangu (Nhawu)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nauo
Thesaurus heading
Nawo / Nawu language (L2) (SA SI53-07)
Tindale (1974)
Njau, Njao, Ngao (pronunciation of a Pangkala man in 1939), Nawo, Naua, Nowo, Gnowoo, Kadu (= man), Battara (['bat:ara] = scrubby gum), Wiljaru (of Pangkala tribe, means 'westerners'), Willuro, Hilleri (Howitt on his 1904 map at p. 44 placed the name Hilleri incorrectly; his text is more correct; the term had a derogatory meaning somewhat like the term Aluritja in central Australia and implied they came out of the Western Desert), Kartawon-gulta (name of language).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Nauo, Nawo, Naua, Nowo, Growoo, Battara
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Nhawu
Wirangu
Battara
Gnowoo
Growoo
Hilleri
Kadu
Kartwongulta
Naua
Nawa
Nawo
Ngao
Njao
Njau
Nowo
Wiljaru
Willuro
Kartawon gulta
Comment
Language comment
References

East, J.J. 1889. The Aborigines of South and Central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia. Field Naturalists' Section 1888/9, pp. [15]-26. (p EAS)
Grey, George, Sir. 1845. On the languages of Australia, being an extract of a dispatch from Captain G. Grey, Governor of South Australia, to Lord Stanley. (p GRE)
Hercus, Luise. 1999. A grammar of the Wirangu language from the West Coast of South Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-150. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Hercus, Luise & Jane Simpson. 2001. The tragedy of Nauo. In Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. Jane Simpson, et al., 263-290. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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
Southwestern half of Eyre Peninsula; west to Cape Radstock, north to beyond Minnipa; east to near Darke Peak; west of Cleve and halfway between Carrow and Franklin Harbor; at Port Lincoln, Mount Hope, Coffin Bay, and Elliston (Tindale 1974). Port Lincoln, on the coast to the south-west of the settlement (Schurmann 1987:152-2 in Hercus and Simpson 2001:264). The western boundary has been suggested as near Elliston (cf. Hercus and Simpson 2001:270-272).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
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-NyunganSouth-WestWiranguWirangu (Nhawu)
Dixon (2002)NhawuWirangu Hercus (1999) possible further dialect: Nhawu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNawu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestYuraNawu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern Western Desert TypeYuraNawu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)YuraNawu (Nawo)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestYuraNawu