S31.1: Dja Dja Wurrung

AIATSIS Code: 
S31.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dja Dja Wurrung

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Djadjawurung
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jaara
Thesaurus heading
Djadja wurrung / Dyadyawurung / Dja Dja Wrung language (S31.1) (Vic SJ54-04)
Tindale (1974)
Lewurru (language name ['Ie:] = no, ['wur:u] = lip or speech), Yaura, Yarrayowurro, Yayaurung, Jajaorong (['jajae] = ['jeje] = yes), Jajaurung, Jajowurrong, Jajo-wurong, Jajowrong, Jarjoworong, Jajowerang, Jajowrung, Jajow(e)rong, Jajoworrong, Tjedjuwuru, Tyeddyuwurru, Jarrung Jarrung, Ja-jow-er-ong, Djadjawuru, Djadjawurung, Djendjuwuru, Tarrang, Tarra, Jurobaluk, Yabola, Monul-gundeech (lit. 'men of the dust'), Monulgundeedh, Pilawin (horde in Pyrennes), Yang (place name = Avoca), Lunying-birrwurrkgooditch.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yaara, Yaura, Yayauring, Jajaurung, Jajowurrong, Jajowrung, Jajowerong, Jajowrong, Jajoworrong, Jajowerong, Djadjawurung, Jurobaluk, Nirabaluk, Nirababaluk, Panyod, Knenknenwurro,
Glottocode
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Other sources
Djadja wurrung, Jaja wurrung,Jajawong, Jajowrong, Jargow er ong, Dadowong, Jar-gow-wer-rong, Dardowrong, Dar-dow.wer ong, Tatowrong, Tattowrong, Tellouurong, Jujourong (mistranscription), Jargowerang (mistranscription), Dardowerong, Dar.dower.ong (mistranscription), Dar.dow.wer.ong, Dardowerang, Jajowerong, Jarjoworong, Jajawerong, Jarjourong, Jajororung, Tar.tow.wer.rong and not Jargowerong, Jargowrong, Jajourong, Jarjowrong, Jajaorog, Ja-jow-er-ong, Jajowurrong, Loddon tribe, Loddon blacks, Jim Crow tribe, Jajauwurung, Jajaiowrung, Jajawurung, Lowurrong (=no in Jajowrong dialect), Jajauwurong, Jajiwrong, Jajowurung, Jajawrung, Jajaurong, Ja-jau-wurung, Jajowurrong, Jajawrong, Ja-jau-rong, Jajauworung, Jajau worung, Ja-jow wurong, Jajauwong, Jajauwrong, Jajowerong, Jajaurung, Ja-jau-rung, Jajawerung, Ja-jau, Jajow wurung, Jajowong, Jajawurung, Jajawrung, Lewurru ('Le'=no, 'wurru' = lip), Tyeddyawurru, Tyeddyuwurru (no - Lewurru, wrongly considered a var/alt of Potaruwutj by Tindale 1974), Tyeddywurru, Tyeddyuwurung, Lewurung, Djudjawurung, Ya-ya-dyalli, Ya-ya-tyalli, Jajaurung, Yajaurung, Jajowerang, Jajau-rung, Djadjawurung, Jajow(e)rong, Jajoworrong, Jajauwrong, Jajauwrung, Jaara, Yaura, Yayaurung, Jajowrung, Jara, Jajoweroung, Ja-Jowerong, Djadjawurru, Djadjuwurru, Djadjuwuru, Djadjawuru, Djedawuru, Lewuru, Yeyowong, Yeyawong, Jajowerong, Djadja:wurung, Jajawurong, Jajaworung, Jarawurung, Jaara (Lewurru), Yarrayowurro, Jajaorong, Jajowurong, Tjedjuwuru, Djendjuwuru, Jaja wurrung, Jajaweroung, Jaara equates with Jajawurong, Yarra yowurro dialect (Jajowrong), Jajoeroung, Jaara (Lewuru), Jajaworrung, Jaja wurrong, Jajowurron, Jayawurron, Dja Dja Wrung, Da-dow-rong, Djadjawurung [Clark 1990:151] Djadjawurrung [Clark 2005, VACL] Dja Dja Wurrung [VACL map]
Synonyms
Jaja wurrung
Djadjawurung
Le Wurung
Jaara
Yaara
Yaura
Yayauring
Jajaurung
Jajowurrong
Jajowrung
Jajowerong
Jajowrong
Jajoworrong
Jurobaluk
Nirabaluk
Nirababaluk
Panyod
Knenknenwurro
Djadja wurrung
Jajawong
Jargow er ong
Dadowong
Jar gow wer rong
Dardowrong
Dar dow
wer ong
Tatowrong
Tattowrong
Tellouurong
Jujourong
Jargowerang
Dardowerong
Dar
dower
ong
dow
wer
Dardowerang
Jarjoworong
Jajawerong
Jarjourong
Jajororung
Tar
tow
rong
not Jargowerong
Jargowrong
Jajourong
Jarjowrong
Jajaorog
Ja jow er ong
Loddon tribe
Loddon blacks
Jim Crow tribe
Jajauwurung
Jajaiowrung
Jajawurung
Lowurrong
Jajauwurong
Jajiwrong
Jajowurung
Jajawrung
Jajaurong
Ja jau wurung
Jajawrong
Ja jau rong
Jajauworung
Jajau worung
Ja jow wurong
Jajauwong
Jajauwrong
Ja jau rung
Jajawerung
Ja jau
Jajow wurung
Jajowong
Lewurru
Tyeddyawurru
Tyeddyuwurru
Tyeddywurru
Tyeddyuwurung
Lewurung
Djudjawurung
Ya ya dyalli
Ya ya tyalli
Yajaurung
Jajowerang
Jajau rung
Jajauwrung
Yayaurung
Jara
Jajoweroung
Ja Jowerong
Djadjawurru
Djadjuwurru
Djadjuwuru
Djadjawuru
Djedawuru
Lewuru
Yeyowong
Yeyawong
Djadja:wurung
Jajawurong
Jajaworung
Jarawurung
Yarrayowurro
Jajaorong
Jajowurong
Tjedjuwuru
Djendjuwuru
Jajaweroung
Jaara equates with Jajawurong
Yarra yowurro dialect
Jajoeroung
Jajaworrung
Jaja wurrong
Jajowurron
Jayawurron
Dja Dja Wrung
Da dow rong
Jajo wurong
Jarrung Jarrung
Tarrang
Tarra
Yabola
Monul gundeech
Monulgundeedh
Pilawin
Yang
Lunying birrwurrkgooditch
Comment
Language comment
Clark (1990) lists Lewurung S32 as a variant of Djadja wurrung (S31.1). Grammatical notes (of Lewurru) by Mathews (1903) are probably on Dja Dja Wurrung, though note that Mathews (1903:248) contrasts 'Lewurru' with 'Tyeddyuwurru' (Dja Dja Wurrung?), saying they are 'sister tongues'. A brief comparison of a few word list items from each suggests that the two are the same. The location descriptions of each overlap, though the location of Lewurrung is much smaller, completely contained within that of Dja Dja Wurrung. Tully (1997:14) mentions Dja Dja Wurrung country being divided amongst fourteen clans, each speaking a slightly different version of Dja Dja Wurrung. St Arnaud (the location reported for Lewurung) corresponds to Tully’s Wongarrergerrar Gundidj clan.
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.
Mathews, R.H. 1903. Notes on some native dialects of Victoria. Royal Society of New South Wales Journal and Proceedings,
vol. 37, pp. 243-253. (RS 50/2; Rp MAT)
Tully, John. 1997. Djadja Wurrung language of central Victoria, including place names. Dunolly, VIC: the author. (B T923.50/D1)

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
VIC
Location information
from the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range near Kyneton to Amphitheatre; from Kyneton northeast to the Alexandrine Range and the Loddon River near Boort; from Boort northwest to Lake Buloke; and from Lake Buloke southwest along the Richardson River to Wallaloo Creek, then to Navarre Hill and back to the Pyrenee Range at Amphitheatre (Clark 1990:151). The territory that the Djadja Wurrung had control of included the bulk of the Pyrenees Ranges and the watersheds of the Loddon, Avoca and Avon rivers. In loose terms, this covers the present towns of Castlemaine, Daylesford, Creswick, Clunes, Lexton, Avoca, Navarre, St Arnaud, Donald, Wedderburn, Boort and perhaps Bendigo, Charlton and Kyneton (Tully 1997:1).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
0
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: 
Tully, John. 1997. Djadja Wurrung language of Central Victoria : including place names. Dunolly, VIC: John Tully
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*Jaja-wurrungWemba-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-NynganKulinicKulinYaaraWemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinDjadjawurung
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinJajawurung (Djadjawurung, Jaara)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinJaara