N131: Warramiri

AIATSIS code: 
N131
AIATSIS reference name: 
Warramiri

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
Warramiri language
ABS name
Warramiri
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djangu (Waramiri)
Tindale (1974)
Warramiri, Warameri, Warumeri, War- ramirri, Burada, Buratha, Budalpudal, Buralbural
O'Grady et al (1966)
Waramiri
Glottocode
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Other sources
Warramirri, Waramiri [Top End Handbook] Waramiri, Burratha (a warname), Milyi?i (given also to Yalukal (N107) and possibly to Rirradji?u (N140) [Schebeck 2001:94-95]
Synonyms
Warramiri, Wadameri, Wadamiri, Waramiri, Waramirri, Warawiri, Waroomari, Warramee, Warumari, Warameri, Djangu, Warumeri, War ramirri, Burada, Buratha, Budalpudal, Buralbural
Comment
Comments: 

The Yolngu Matha dictionary says that warramiri (N131) is a clan-nation.

Warramiri (N131) and Man(d)atja N116.N are Yolngu clans affiliated with Djangu N202 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16).

See also Burrara N135 and Yalukal N107.

For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

 

References: 
  • Keen, Ian. 1978. One ceremony, one song: an economy of religious knowledge among the Yolngu of north-east Arnhem Land, Australian National University: PhD. (MS 1298).
  • 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.
  • Amery, Robert. 1985. A new diglossia: contemporary speech varieties at Yirrkala in north east Arnhem Land, Australian National University: MA. (MS2823).
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Djangu)

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bernhard Schebeck
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census7
2016Census17

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
PMS 2479
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Northern Yolngu subgroup* Warramiri Djangu dialects include: Warramiri, Mandatja
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djangu Waramiri  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Waramiri  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Warameri