N88: Wubulkarra

AIATSIS code: 
N88
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wubulkarra

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Wubulkarra
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Gupapuyngu [Wubulkarra]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Duwala (Wobulkara)
Thesaurus heading language
Wubulkarra language N88
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wubulkarra / Wobulkarra language (N88) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Wulkara, Wobulgarra, Wowulkarra, Ob-ulgara, Wolgara
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wobulgarra, Wulkara (Warner 1937) [Shebeck 2001:15] Wobulkarra [Keen 1978]
Synonyms
Gupapuyngu, Ubulgara, Wulkara, Wobulgarra, Wowulkarra, Ob ulgara, Wolgara
Comment
Comments: 
Wubulkarra (N88) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhuwala N199 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:15). See also Wolgara N93 (another name for Wubulkarra). Schebeck (2001:96) and the online Yolngu Matha dictionary note that Wowulkarra and Wuwulwuwulkarra are dialectal or alternate forms of Wubulkarra. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/ 
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Dhuwala) Howard Island (Oates 1975: 312).

Maps: 
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Catalogue
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census7
2011Census-
2016Census15

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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhuwal Gupapuyngu [Wubulkarra] Gupapuyngu [dialectes: Gupapuyngu, Madarrpa, Manggalili, Munyuku, Wubulkarra, Walangu. About 45 related dialects. Close to Gumatj.]
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhuwala Wobulgara  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Ubulgara  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)