N153: Yanyuwa

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AIATSIS Code: 
N153
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yanyuwa

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Name
ABN Name
Yanyuwa language
ABS Name
Yanyuwa
Horton Name
Yanuwa
Ethnologue name
Yanyuwa
ISO 639-3 code
jao
Tindale name
Janjula, Wadere
Thesaurus heading language
Yanyuwa N153
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yanyuwa / Yanuwa language (N153) (NT SE53-04)
Tindale (1974)
Yanula, Yanular, Anjula, Anyula, Anyoola, Anyuwa, Yanyuwa, Aniula, Anula, Anuwa, Leanawa, Leeanuwa, Unalla, Djirukurumbant (directional name given them by tribes to the east), Njangga (eastern name for Janjula), Njangkala, Yangala, Iangkala, Yuckamurri, Yuggamurra for Janjula. Wadiri, Waderi for Wadere.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yanyula, Yanula, Anyoola, Aniula, Anula, Leeanuwa
Glottocode
yany1243
Other sources
Yanyula, Janjula, Anyoola, Anjula, Anyula, Anula [Top End Handbook] Anyoola (Power), Anula (Spencer and Gillen 1904) [Basedow 1907:3]
Synonyms
Yanyula
Wadirri
Yanuwa
Janjula
Wadere
Walu
Wardiri
Yanyula
anjula; Aniula
Anjula
Anula
Anuwa
Anyoola
Anyula
Anyuwa
Djirukurumbant
Iangkala
Leanawa
Leeanuwa
Njangga
Njangkala
Unalla
Yangala
Yanula
Yanular
Yuckamurri
Yuggamurra
Janjula; Aniula
Janyula
Leealowa
Leeanwa
Wadidi
Wadiri
Yanngula
Wadeira
Yanyuwa; Aniula
Yanyuwa; Anyula
Aniula
Waderi
Yanguwa
Yuggamurra for Janjula
Waderi for Wadere
Comment
Language comment
References

Bradley, John & Jean Kirton & the Yanyuwa Community 1992. Yanyuwa wuka : language from Yanyuwa country [Yanyuwa/English]. MS 3159.
Basedow, Herbert. 1907. Anthropological notes on the western coastal tribes of the Northern Territory of South Australia. Royal Society of South Australia. Vol. 31. pp 1-62.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Kirton, Jean and Bella Charlie. 1996. Further aspects of the grammar of Yanuwa, Northern Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics C-131.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
McArthur River up to the point where it is still influenced by the tides, the delta system of this river, and the lower reaches of the Wearyan River and Sir Edward Pellew Islands (Bradley 1992:19). ... unlike the maps that exist presently, that Yanyuwa does not and never did extend to the Queensland border, it furtherest extension east would be just to the other side of the Robinson River mouth (Bradley 2007 p.c.). McArthur River district, from about Borroloola to the coast, as well as the Pellew Islands at the river mouth (Basedow 1907:3). The Vanderlin islands. The coast for approximately 10kms inland from Bing Bong homestead to Lamalooma Yard/Murrenginya Island which was the changeover zone to Garrwa (Harvey ASEDA 802). Their traditional territory was the coastal strip from the Limmen River to an area opposite the Sir Edward Pellew Islands and including the islands (Kirton & Charlie, 1996:1).
Maps
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Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
150 - 70 - 100 52 78 >80 70 129
Speaker NILS table
6.5 8 8 8
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
5
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Kirton, Jean. 1996. Further aspects of the grammar of Yanyuwa, Northern Australia: Pacific Linguistics C131. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. John Bradley. 1992, Yanyuwa Wuka: language from Yanyuwa country, http://eprint.uq.edu.au/archive/00000072/01/yanyuwatotal.pdf.
Dictionary: 
John Bradley. 1992, Yanyuwa Wuka: language from Yanyuwa country (http://eprint.uq.edu.au/archive/00000072/01/yanyuwatotal.pdf).
Programs
Activities: 
Summer Institute of Linguistics produced some primer materials early 80's. Bible translation work has been carried out by Wycliffe Bible Translators.
People: 
John Bradle, Sandra Keen, Jean Kirton, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yanyuwan   Yanyuwa  
Dixon (2002)   NGARNA SUBGROUP*   Yanyuwa (or Yanyula or Wadirri) Yanyuwa (or Yanyula or Wadirri) Kirton (1967, 1970, 1971, 1978), Kirton and Charlie (1996) possible further dialect: Walu
Wurm (1994) Yanyuwa     Yanyuwa  
Walsh (1981) Yanyuwan     Yanyuwa  
Oates (1975) Yanyulan     Yanyula  
Wurm (1972) Yanyulan     Yanyula (Anyula)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Yanyulan     Janjula