S26: Djab Wurrung^

AIATSIS code: 
S26
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djab Wurrung^

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Name
ABN name
Djabwurrung (Previously Chaap Wuurong language)
ABS name
Djabwurrung
Horton name
Djabwurung
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tjapwurong
Thesaurus heading language
Djab Wurrung language S26
Thesaurus heading (old)
Djabwurrung / Dyabwurung language (S26) (Vic SJ54-08)
Tindale (1974)
Tyapwuru, Tyapwurru (wurong = mouth and speech), Chaap Wuurong, Chaapwurru, Djabwuru, Pirt-kopan-noot (northern dialect name at Ararat), Pirt-kopen-noot (a dialect), Purteet-chally (lit. 'fight seekers'), Punoin-jon (name of a lake), Nutcheyong (horde at Moyston), Buninjon (Buninyong, place name), Kolor (place name of Mount Rouse), Kolor Kuurndit, Kooloor, Kolorer, Girri-wurra (horde near Maroona), Hopkins River Tribe, Wonnin dialect, Bolakngat (eastern name), Bolagher (apparently based on name of Lake Bolac but may apply to northwestern horde of the Kirrae), Knindowurong (i.e., 'clear speakers,' a term claimed also by the Jaadwa).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Tyapwurru, Chaapwurru, Pirtkopannoot, Purteetchally, Punoinjon, Kolor
Glottocode
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Other sources
Djab Wurrung, Chaap wuurong, Chaa wuurong [presumably a mistranscription], Chaapwurru, Tyapwurru, Chap wurong, Tjapwurong, Chap-wurong, Tjapwurun, Tjapwuron, Djabwurung, Tjap, Chaap-Warrong, Djabwuru, Tjapwurung, Chaapwurra, Thapwurong, Jab wurrung, Tjapwurung, Tijawurong [mistranscription], Tjap-wurong, Jab Wurrong, Tjapwuurong, Tchapwurong, Chap wurrung, Chaapwuurong, Dyabwurung, Tyapawurru, Dyapwurong, Djab wurung [Clark 1990: 106]
Synonyms
Djabwurrung, Jab wurrung, Pirt Koopen Noot, Djabwurung, Tjapwurong, Dyabwurung, Tyapwurru, Chaapwurru, Pirtkopannoot, Purteetchally, Punoinjon, Kolor, Chaap Wuurong, Chaap wuurong, Chaa wuurong, Tjapwurung, Tyapwuru, Djabwuru, Pirt kopan noot, Pirt kopen noot, Purteet chally, Punoin jon, Nutcheyong, Buninjon, Kolor Kuurndit, Kooloor, Kolorer, Girri wurra, Hopkins River Tribe, Wonnin dialect, Bolakngat, Bolagher, Knindowurong
Comment
Comments: 
On the basis of Aboriginal Protectorate records and Dawson (1881), Clark (1996, 2005) identifies three related dialects: Pirtpirtwurrung S86, Knenknenwurrung S26.1 and Djabwurrung (S26). Clark uses Djabwurrung as both language and dialect name based on the fact that Dawson refers to Djab wurrung (S26) as one of four main languages spoken in western Victoria (Clark 2005:11).
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.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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VIC
Location information: 
... bounded on the east at the Hopkins River near Hexham (inclusive) along Salt Creek to Lake Bolac, and the west bank of the Fiery Creek to a point north of Beaufort in the Dividing Range; along the western scarp of the Pyrenee Range some distance, then west or north west to Stawell (inclusive); west to the Grampians; along the western scarp of the Serra Range to a point north west of Hamilton (inclusive); then southeast to Mt. Napier (inclusive) then to Caramut and along Burchett's Creek to the Hopkins River (Clark 1990:105).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS
2005Estimate7
2006Census-
2011Census17
2016Census-

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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary) -unclear status
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Jab-wurrung , Pirt-Koopen-NootWemba-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)Chaap WuurongKuurn Kopan Noot [dialects: Kuurn Kopan Noot, Kii Wuurong, Kirrae Wuurong, Chaap Wuurong, Peek Whurrong]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrual (Bungandidj)Djabwurung
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrualTjapwurung
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicDrualTjapwurong