N116.C: Birrkili

AIATSIS code: 
N116.C
AIATSIS reference name: 
Birrkili

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Thesaurus heading language
Birrkili language N116.C
Thesaurus heading (old)
Birrkili language (N116.C) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Berrkali, Berrkali Gupapuy°u, Birgili
Comment
Comments: 
The Yolngu Matha online dictionary describes Birrkili as a clan-nation who speak dhuwala'mirri N199. Birrkili is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Gupapuyngu N122.1 (Wilkinson 1919: 13 and Schebeck 2001:88). For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
  • Williams, Nancy. 1986. The Yolngu and their land : a system of land tenure and the fight for its recognition. Canberra: AIAS
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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NT
Location information: 
(Dhuwala)
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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).

Documentation
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Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Birgili
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)