L49: Marunuda

AIATSIS code: 
L49
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marunuda

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Name
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Tindale name
Mitaka (Marunuta)
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Mittaka, Mittuka, Marunga (name claimed by one of the last survivors, Mit:aka being supposedly a Dieri term), Marrala and Marranda (language names), Murunuta, Mi-daga.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Marrunada [Breen 1971] Marunuda (Campbell 1899), Marrulha (Gorringe) [Tindale 1940]
Synonyms
Mitaka, Marrunada, Mittaka, Mittuka, Marunga, Marrala, Marranda, Murunuta, Mi daga
Comment
Comments: 
Breen (2006 p.c.) thinks Marunuda, Mithaka L34 and Marrulha L33 are the same language, but he does not know whether they are alternative names or distinct varieties (dialects) of the same language. Tindale (1940) appears to have the same opinion as Breen.
References: 
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1940. Distribution of Australian Aboriginal tribes: a field survey. Transactions of the Royal Society of SA 64:140-231.
  • 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 no data
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
Mitaka: From Durrie north to Glengyle; east to near Monkira; about Lake Machattie, west to Kalidawarry (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)