S19: Yuyu

AIATSIS Code: 
S19
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yuyu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
Narrinyeri [Yuyu]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Erawirung (Yuyu)
Thesaurus heading
Yu Yu language (S19) (Vic SI54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Jirau (valid alternative), Eraweerung, Eramwir-rangu, Erawiruck, Jeraruk (name of a horde), Yerraruck, Yirau, Yiran (misprint), Pomp-malkie, Meru (['meru] = man, a general term). Juju (of the Maraura ['ju:] = no), Yuyu, You-you, Rankbirit (name of a horde), Wilu (name of a horde), Willoo.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Ngarrket
Narrinyeri
Jarijari
Jere jere
Juju
Nyerri nyerri
Yairy yairy
Yari yari
Yariki luk
Yarikiluk
Yariyari
Yarre yarre
Yarree Yarree
Yarreyarre
Yerre Yerre
Yerreyerre
Yerri yerri
Yerriyerri
Yerry yerry
YurraYurra
Yu Yu
Erawirung
Jirau
Eraweerung
Eramwir rangu
Erawiruck
Jeraruk
Yerraruck
Yirau
Yiran
Pomp malkie
Meru
You you
Rankbirit
Wilu
Willoo
Comment
Language comment
The identity of Yuyu has been interpreted variously by different sources. It is considered a distinct language by Capell (1963), a dialect/tribal name by Berndt and Berndt (1993), and as a cover term for four dialects (Ngawait S10, Erawirung S12, Ngintait S18 and Ngarkat S9) by Walsh (1981). Various language names have been linked as alternative names for Yuyu: Ngarkat by Dixon (2002), Ngintait by Clark (1996) and Jari Jari S24 by Oates and Oates (1970). Hope & Hercus 2009 also appear to treat Yuyu and Jari Jari S24 as either the same language or a very closely related dialect, together with Yitha Yitha D7.) On the other hand, Yuyu is treated as an alternative name for Yirawirung S12 by the Mobile Language Team, and for Ngintait by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Wafer and Lissarrage (2008) treat Yuyu as one of three dialects of their 'Upper Riverland language', the other two being Ngintait and Yirawirung. Horgen (2004) contains some grammatical description of Yuyu. In this database Yuyu is treated as a distinct language.
References

Berndt, Ronald, and Catherine Berndt. 1993. A world that was: the Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia. Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Carlton, VIC: Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press.
Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hope, Jeanette & Luise Hercus. 2009. The surveys of F.P. MacCabe and his records of Aboriginal placenames at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 193-204. (S 50/16)
Horgen, Michael. 2004. The languages of the Lower-Murray, Department of Linguistics, Latrobe University: MA. (MS 4456 CD).
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. 1918, 1923. Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 48:222-253; 53:424-447.
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.
Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area Pt 1, eds S. A. Wurm and ShirĂ´ Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
Location information
Along Murray River covering Waikerie, Chowilla, west to Morgan, east to Lake Victoria, and south of Alawoona (Horgen's map 2004). On the Murray River above Paringa (Radcliffe-Brown 1918:247). Erawirung: On the eastern bank of Murray River from above Paringa to Loxton and about 15 miles (40 km.) farther south in sandy country, away from the river. On the western side of river from Rufus Creek west to near Overland Corner (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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Michael Horgen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicNarrinyeri [Yuyu]Narrinyeri [dialects: Related to Ngayawung and Yuyu (Ngarrket)]
Dixon (2002)LOWER MURRAY AREAL GROUPYuyu (or Ngarrket)Yuyu (or Ngarrket)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicYuyu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicYuyuYuyu [dialects: Ngawait, Erawirung, Ngintait, Ngarkat]
Oates (1975)UnclassifiedJuju
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)