S15: Bindjali / Bodaruwitj

AIATSIS Code: 
S15
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Bindjali / Bodaruwitj

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Bindjali
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Potaruwutj
Thesaurus heading
Bedaruwidj / Tatiara language (S15) (SA SJ54-02)
Tindale (1974)
Potangola (alternative term, Woychibirik, Wepul-prap (Tanganekald term, means 'southern people'), Polin-junga (horde name), Jaran (language name), Yaran, Tatiara (a place name, also a horde), Tattayarra, Tatiarra, Djadjala, Dadiera, Tyattyalla, Tyatyalli, Tyeddyuwurru, Wirigirek (a northern horde; Wirrega, a place name), Wereka (wereka = no), Wereka-tyalli, Werekarait, Wergaia, Wra-gar-ite (see Marditjali tribe, Vic. for explanation of this term), Kangara-balak (of the Tanganekald, ['kangara] = east, ['balak] = people), Cangarabaluk, Coolucooluk (horde name), Padtha-way tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Potangola, Woychibirik, Wepulprap,Yaran, Tatiara, Tattayarra, Tyatyalli, Tyeddyuwurru, Wirigirek, Werekatyalli
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bindjali, Potaruwutj, Potangola (acc.to Tindale an alternative term), Woychibirik, Tatiara dialect [the blacks - Woychbirik], Wepulprap (Tanganekald term meaning "southern people"), Jaran (language name), Yaran (language name), Tattayarra, Tatiarra, Dadiera, Wereka (=no), Werekarait, Wra-gar-ite, Kangarabalak (of the Tanganekald, - east people), Cangarabaluk, Padthaway tribe (considered a var/alt by Tindale 1974), Wereka-tyalli (wereka = no; tyalli = speech, tongue or language) (considered a var/alt by Tindale 1974), Bundyalli, Po:taru'wutj, Po:taruwutj, Potaruwut, Bodaruwidj, Bodaruwudj, Weregadjali [Clark 1990:410]
Synonyms
Bodaruwidj
Bundyalli
Potangola
Potaruwutj
Weregadjali
Cangarabaluk
Coolucooluk
Dadiera
Danganalun
Danganegald
Dangani
Djadjala
Jaran
Kalde
Kangarabalak
Milmainjericon
Milmendjuri
Milmendura
Milmenrura
Padthaway tribe
Polenjunga
Polinjunga
Portaruwutj
Taloinjunga
Tananalun
Tangalun
Tanganalum
Tanganalun
Tanganarin
Tangane
Tanganekald
Tangani
Tanganikald
Tatiara
Tatiarra
Tattayarra
Tenggi
Tenkinyra
Thunga
Thungah
Tonggi
Tunga
Tyattyalla
Tyatyalli
Tyeddyuwurru
Wattatonga
Wepulprap
Wereka
Wereka tyalli
Werekarait
Werekatyalli
Wergaia
Wirigirek
Woychibirik
Wra gar ite
Yaran
Tatiara dialect
Polin junga
Kangara balak
Padtha way tribe
Comment
Language comment
According to Clark (1990:410), Dixon's working papers says this language is plainly a western Kulin dialect. Dixon (1974) identifies a new name, Bindjali, which he says may be the same as Bodaruwitj but this needs checking. Note that Dixon does not include Bindjali in his 2002 classification, though this name has been used by several subsequent sources. This language was previously listed in the Thesaurus as Bedaruwidj / Tatiara but Tatiara does not appear in any contemporary sources. Clark (1996:20) groups Bindjali, Bodaruwitj and 'Weregadjali' as alternative names for the same language, commenting that Bodaruwitj is probably a pejorative name assigned by outsiders. Clark (1996, 2005) lists Weregadjali as a 'sub-dialect' of Bindjali, which he says is confirmed by Crouch (n.d.), Haynes (in Curr 1887), and Mathews (1904). However, neither Haynes nor Mathews mentions the name (the Crouch item is not held in the AIATSIS collection) and there appears to be no language data available.
References

Clark, Ian. 1990. Aboriginal languages and clans: an historical atlas of western and central Victoria, 1800-1900: Monash Publications in Geography, 37. Melbourne: Department of Geographical and Environmental Science, Monash University.
Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Cother, Emma & Mary-Anne Gale. 2005. Resource guide for the Indigenous languages of South Australia. Part A. Introduction & helpful information. [Adelaide: Discipline of Linguistics, University of Adelaide]. (B C843.91/R1)
Dixon, R.M.W. 1974. Vocabulary from the Bordertown language. (PMS 462)
Dixon, R.M.W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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
Confirmed
Location
State
SA
VIC
Location information
Naracoorte west to within ten miles of the sea along the third inland dune range of the Coorong; at Taratap; north to Tatiara, Bordertown, Wirrega, and Keith (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinPotaruwutj
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericKorniTanganekald (Dadungalung, Portawurutj)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinPotaruwutj