S24: Jari Jari

AIATSIS code: 
S24
AIATSIS reference name: 
Jari Jari

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Jarijari
Thesaurus heading language
Jari Jari language S24
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yari Yari language (S24) (Vic SI54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Jere jere, Yari-yari, Yarree Yarree, Yarre-yarre, Yerri-yerri, Yerre-yerre, Yerry-yerry, Yairy-yairy, Nyerri-nyerri, Yariki-luk (Wotjobaluk term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yariyari, Yarreyarre, Yerriyerri, Yerreyerre, Yairy-yairy, Yarikiluk, Yurra Yurra
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Other sources
Yerree, Yerree tribe, Yarry yarry, Yerre-Yerre, Mildura dialect, Yairy Yairy, Yeiri-Yeiri, Iraiprim, Yaraprim, Yaraiprim, Yairry Yairy, Yari-yari, Yirri Yirri, Yerra-tyalli, Yeary-yeary, Yerre Yerre ['Mildura' pastoral run first known by this name], Yairy-yairy, Yerre-yerre, Yerry-yerry, Yarre-yarre, Yerri-yerri, Jarijari, Jere jere, Yarree Yarree, Nyerri-nyerri, Yariyari, Jari-jari [Clark 1990:397] Yarijari [Clark 2009:87]
Synonyms
Jarijari, Juju, Yairy yairy, Yarikiluk, Yariyari, Yarreyarre, Yerre Yerre, Yerreyerre, Yerriyerri, YurraYurra Yuyu, Yurra Yurra, Yari Yari, Yerree, Yerree tribe, Yarry yarry, Mildura dialect, Yairy Yairy, Yeiri Yeiri, Iraiprim, Yaraprim, Yaraiprim, Yairry Yairy, Yari yari, Yirri Yirri, Yerra tyalli, Yeary yeary, Jere jere, Yarree Yarree, Yarre yarre, Yerri yerri, Yerre yerre, Yerry yerry, Nyerri nyerri, Yariki luk
Comment
Comments: 
Due to contradictory reports on Jari Jari its identity is uncertain. Walsh (1981) treats it as a dialect of Wemba Wemba D1, which is a Kulin language (Kulin being a language group covering much of Victoria). According to Clark (1996:15), Jarijari (S24) is very closely related to Wadiwadi D4, another Kulin language. Blake and Reid (1998) locate Yati Yati (S24) between Ledji-Ledji S23 and Dadi-Dadi S28 - both Kulin languages - though they do not discuss it. Blake's paper, Kulin and its neighbours (online publication available at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/linguistics/blakeb.html), does not include Jari Jari either. On the other hand, Horgen (2004:3) seems to treat Yerreyerre (S24) as another name for Keramin D6.1. Ray (1925:7) provides a small amount of data on 'Kemendok', which he claims is 'the language of the Yerreyerre tribe about Mildura'. Kemendok is - like Keramin - listed as an alternative name for Kureinji D6.1 in this database, following Tindale (1974) and O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966). Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:30) suggest that similar names may refer to two separate language varieties, one which is grouped together with Keramin D6.1 in their 'Northern Sunraysia language' group and another which is associated with Madhi-Madhi D8.
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.
  • Horgen, Michael. 2004. The languages of the Lower-Murray, Department of Linguistics, Latrobe University: MA. (MS 4456 CD).
  • O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
  • 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 Shirô Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
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Clark (2005:15) reports that Tindale (1974) got the location of Jari Jari and Latji Latji wrong.
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Speakers
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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
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinYariyariWemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinYari-Yari
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinYariyari
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinJarijari