S23: Latji Latji

AIATSIS Code: 
S23
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Latji Latji

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Ladji Ladji
Horton Name
Latje Latje
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Latjilatji
Thesaurus heading
Ladji Ladji / Latje Latje language (S23) (Vic SI54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Laitchi-Laitehi, (['latji] = [latja] = no), Litchy-Litchy, Sitchy Sitchy (misreading of Litchy Litchy, Leitchi-Leitchi, Laitche, Latjoo-Latjoo, Lutchye-Lutchye, Latyu-latyu, Latyoo-Latyoo, Litchoo-Litchoo, Laitci-laitci, Laci-Laci, Laitu-Laitu, Laitu, Walkandwani (name given by tribes to the west), Baluk-mernen ('people of the sandhills'; name applied by the Wotjobaluk), Boraipar, Banju-bunan, Wortongi (means 'man'), Woortongi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Laitchi-Laitchi, Litchy-Litchy, Leitch-Leitchi, Latjoo-Latjoo, Lutchye-Lutchye, Latyoo-Latyoo, Litchoo-Litchoo, Laci-Laci, Laitu-Laitu, Laitu
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ledjiledji [Hercus 1986:157] Ladjiladji, Larche Larches's, Lye-tee Lyetee, Sitchy Sitchy, Lutchye-Lutchye, Litchy Litchy, Liootchy Liootchy, Litchy-litchy, Litchoo Litchoo, Laitche-laitche, Laitchi-Laitchi, Lacilaci, Litchi-Litchi, Latjoo Latjoo, Litchoo-Litchoo, Latyu-latyu, Leitche-Leitche, Leitchi Leitchi, Leitchi-leitchi, Litchi-litchi, Lutu Lutu or sometimes Koonella, Lei-chi-leichi, Litchy litchy, Leichi-leichi, Laichi-laichi, Letchi letchi, Kulkyne tribe, Kulkyne language: Laitche laitche (laitche = no), Kalkine language, Kulkine tribe [may be reference to a clan], Kunelquie tribe [may be reference to a clan], Kanelquo [may be reference to a clan], Latchie Latchie, Laitchi Laitchi, Laitu-laitu, Larcher-larcher, Laitchi-laitchi, Kemendok [may be reference to a clan], Latjilatji, Leitchi-Leitchi, Latjoo-Latjoo, Latyoo-Latyoo, Laci-Laci, Laitu-Laitu, Laitu, Ledji ledji, Laitche, Laitci-laitci, Walkandwani (name given by tribes to the west), Baluk-mernen ("people of the sandhills", according to Howitt 1904:55 a name applied by the Wotjobaluk), Boraipar [no = Latto], Boraiper, Banju-bunan, Wortongi, Woortongi, Ledjiledji, according to Hercus 1978:128 the Kulkyne and Bumbang vocabularies in Curr 1887:454,457 are Ledjiledji as well as Kulkyne vocabulary of MacIntyre to Smyth 1878:70, Ladji-ladji [AIAS preferred spelling], Latjelatje [preferred spelling of the local Aboriginal community]. [Clark 1990:402] Letji Letji [Horgen 2004]
Synonyms
Ladji Ladji
Latje Latje
Latjilatji
Baluk mernen
Banju bunan
Boraipar
Laci Laci
Laei Laei
Laitche
Laitchi Laitchi
Laitci laitci
Laitu
Laitu Laitu
Latjee Latjee
Latjoo Latjoo
Latyee Latyee
Latyoo Latyoo
Latyu latyu
Leitch Leitchi
Leitchi Leitchi
Litchee Litchee
Litchoo Litchoo
Litchy Litchy
Lutchye Lutchye
Sitchy Sitchy
Walkandwani
Woortongi
Wortongi
Ledjiledji
Latjalatji
Laitchi Laitehi
Comment
Language comment
The location of Latji Latji and Jari Jari S24 on the maps in Clark (1996) and Blake and Reid (1998) are reversed. More recent publications (e.g. Clark 2009) position Latji Latji to the east of Jari Jari. The location in AUSTLANG is based on these recent sources. Clark and Ryan (2009:81) give a detailed list of locations for Ladjiladji (S23) as cited in historical sources.
References

Blake, Barry, and Julie Reid. 1998. Classifying Victorian languages. In Wathawurrung and the Colac language of southern Victoria, ed. B. Blake. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Clark, Ian. 2009. Dhudhuroa and Yaithmathang languages and social groups in north-east Victoria - a reconstruction. Aboriginal History 33:201-229.
Clark, Ian and Edward Ryan. 2009. Ladjiladji language area: a reconstruction. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1:77-88.

Status
Confirmed
Location
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Location information
Clark (2005:15) reports that Tindale (1974) got the location of Jari Jari and Latji Latji wrong. Tindale's Jari Jari: Western bank of Murray River from above Chalka Creek to Annuello; south to Lake Korong (Hopetoun) and Pine Plains; northwest to near Redcliffs. the Youngera pastoral run, Bumbang Island (Robinvale), Kulkyne, Yallamjip and Lake Tyrell. The western boundary with Yarijari is unclear, though Chalka Creek, which feeds the Mournpool lakes from the Murray River, is a likely boundary. Although the Ladjiladji eastern boundary is uncertain, we do know that Dadidadi was spoken at Narcooyia Creek, south-east of Robinvale, so this may be an eastern boundary marker of Ladjiladji. Howitt provides the most detailed southern boundary...from Lake Tyrell west to Yallamjip. (Clark & Ryan 2009:87)
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
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TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
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not available
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Classification
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SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Ladji-LadjiWemba-Wemba Hercus (1986) further dialects: Baraba-Baraba, Madhi-Madhi, Wadi-Wadi, Ladji-Ladji, Nari-Nari, Wergaya, Djadjala, Wutjabulak, Martijali, Buibatyalli, Nundatyalli, Jab-wurrung, Pirt-Koopen-Noot, Jaja-wurrung
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinLatjilatjiWemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinLadji-Ladji
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinLatjalatji (Ledjiledji)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinLatjilatji