S25: Keerray Woorroong / Kirrae Whurrong^

AIATSIS Code: 
S25
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Keerray Woorroong / Kirrae Whurrong^

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Keerray-Woorroong
Horton Name
Giraiwurung
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kirrae
Thesaurus heading
Giraiwurung / Girrea / Kirrae Whurrong language (S25) (Vic SJ54-12)
Tindale (1974)
Kirawirung (valid alternative), Kirraewuurong, Ko-noug-willam (? typographical error), Manmait, Dantgurt, Dautgart, Tantgort, Targurt, Dyargurt, Jarcoort (apparently the horde at Jancourt), Bolaga (horde at Lake Bolac), Bolagher, Mount Shadwell tribe, Colongulac tribe (a horde), Warntalliin (lit. 'rough language,' a name given them by western tribes), Ngutuk (of neighboring tribes; means 'you'), Ngutung. Word for man = ['ma:r].
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kirawirung, Kirraewuurong
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Kirrae wuurong, Kirrae wuurong blood lip tribe, Kirrim kirrim wuurong, Kirru-wurru, Kiri wurru, Kiriwoorong language, Girriwurru, Kirrae(-wurrong), Kirrae, Kir:ae, Giri-wurung, Kirroe wurrong Blood Lip tribe, Kir:re, Kirrae, Kirawirung (a valid alternative according to Tindale 1974) [word for man = 'ma:r'], Kirrai, Kirrea-wuurong, Kirrea, Kirrae worong, Ngutuk, Ngutung, Wirngilg-nad-dhalinanong, Wirngill gnatt tallinanong, Girai wurung [Clark 1990] Giraiwurrung [Clark 2005] Kirrae wuurong (Kiriwurrung) [Blake 2003]
Synonyms
Giraiwurung
Kirae
Bolaga
Bolagher
Colongulac tribe
Dantgurt
Dautgart
Dyargurt
Jarcoort
Kirawirung
Kirrae
Kirraewuurong
Kirrea
Konoug willam
Manmait
Mount Shadwell tribe
Ngutuk
Ngutung
Tantgort
Targurt
Warntallin
Girrea
Kii Wuurong
Kirrae Wuurong
Kirrae wuurong
Kirrae wuurong blood lip tribe
Kirrim kirrim wuurong
Kirru wurru
Kiri wurru
Kiriwoorong language
Girriwurru
Kir:ae
Giri wurung
Kirroe wurrong Blood Lip tribe
Kir:re
Comment
Language comment
Clark (1990:192, 2005:13) treats Giraiwurrung (S25) as both a dialect and language name and identifies Wirngilgnad-dhalinanong S80 is a 'sub-dialect'. Clark says that these two were part of a dialect continuum with a number of other varieties, among them Dhauwurdwurrung S20 and Djargurdwurrung S73. Blake (2003:8-12), referencing Dawson (1881), includes Kirrae wuurong (Kiriwurrung) (S25) and Wirngill gnat tallinanong S80 as two of eight dialects comprising the Warrnambool language, the others being Katubanuut S71, Warn tallin (Warn thalayn) S73, Kii wuurong (Kayiwurrung) S74, Kuurn kopan not (Kurnkupanut) S75, Peek whurrong (Pikwurrung) S77 and Wuluwurrung S81. In his Bunganditj sketch grammar, Blake (2003:xii) notes that the community has adopted the name Keerraywoorroong for this language. In her 'Dictionary of Keerraywoorroong and related dialects', Krishna-Pillay (1996:17-18) describes seven closely related dialects, a list which partially overlaps with Blake's, plus Thawoortwoorrong (Dhauhurtwurru) S20, minus S71 and S80. Krishna-Pillay says that, historically, there was no general name for this language (p. 17) and discusses the various labels that have been used, including Gunditjmara (p.18). The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages follows Clark in treating Keerray Woorroong as a separate language.
References

Blake, Barry. 2003. The Bunganditj (Buwandik) language of the Mount Gambier Region: Pacific Linguistics 549. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Blake, Barry. 2003. The Warrnambool language: a consolidated account of the Aboriginal language of the Warrnambool area of the western district of Victoria based on nineteenth century sources: Pacific Linguistics 544. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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.
Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Dawson, James. 1881. Australian Aborigines: the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson.
Krishna-Pillay, Sharnthi. 1996. Dictionary of Keerraywoorroong and related dialects. Warrnambool, Vic.: Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, 1996. (L G382.003/1)

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
VIC
Location information
Mount Shadwell, Spring Creek (Blake 2003:9)
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: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
South West Aboriginal Languages Committee
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicBungandidjKii Wuurong, Kirrae WuurongKuurn Kopan Noot [dialects: Kuurn Kopan Noot, Kii Wuurong, Kirrae Wuurong, Chaap Wuurong, Peek Whurrong]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrual (Bungandidj)Girrea
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrualKirrea
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrualKirrea