S35: Boonwurrung

AIATSIS Code: 
S35
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Boonwurrung

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Boonwurrung
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Bunurong
Thesaurus heading
Boonwurrung / Boonerwrung / Bunurong language (S35) (Vic SJ55-09)
Tindale (1974)
Boonurrong, Boonoorong, Boonoor-ong, Boon-oor-rong, Boongerong, Bunwurung, Bunwurru (language name ['bu:n] = no, ['wur:u] = lip or speech), Bunuron (man = [kulin]), Putnaroo, Putmaroo, Thurung (name applied by eastern neighbors = 'tiger snakes,' they came sneaking about to kill us), Toturin (general term applied to several tribes in west by the Kurnai = 'black snake'), Gippsland dialect (of Thomas, 1862), Mordialloc tribe (corruption of a place name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Boonurrong, Boonoorong, Bunwurung, Bunwurru
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bun wurrung, Boatnairo (may be a clan), Boatnarro, Putnaroo, Putmaroo, Bonurong, Bonnings, Boonnong, Boomerang, Port Phillip Aborigines, Bon-gar-rong, Bon-ga-rong, Boom ner wrong, Boomerong, Boonerong, Boong wer rong, Boongerong, Bounworong, Boonwoorong, Boonworong, Bonwarry, Westernport blacks, Boong.er.rong, Boong.er.ong, Bonwerong, Boormarong, Boonmerong, Bon-worong, Boonmorong, Boonmerong, Bon-wrogon, Boonmorong, Boonrong, Boongerang, Boon.ger.rong, Boonwo-rong, Western Port tribe, Boonurong, Bonwrong, Boungerong, Bournourong, Boongurong, Boonguerong, Boonwerung, Boonwerong, Boomeronge, Boon wurong, Coast tribe, Boonoorong, Boon-oor-rong, Boonurrong, Bunwurru, Bun-wurru, Bunwurung, Boon-wurung, Boon wurung, Borawong, Bunoorong, Bunurong, Boonerang, Bunuron, Bunarong, Bunerong, Boonoor-ong, Bunwurong, Bunwurra, Thurung (name applied by eastern neighbours = tiger snakes, they came sneaking about to kill us), Boonoorung, Boonworung, Boonwurrong, Bonourong, Bunerung, Boonooroong, Bunwurung [Clark 1990:363] Boonwurrung [Clark 2005, VACL] Boon Wurrung [VACL map]
Synonyms
Bun wurrung
Bunorong
Barrabool
Boonerwrung
Boon oor rong
Boongerong
Boonoor ong
Boonoorong
Boonurrong
Bunuron
Bunurong
Bunwurru
Bunwurung
Gippsland dialect
Mordialloc tribe
Putmaroo
Putnaroo
Thurung
Toturin
Boatnairo
Boatnarro
Bonurong
Bonnings
Boonnong
Boomerang
Port Phillip Aborigines
Bon gar rong
Bon ga rong
Boom ner wrong
Boomerong
Boonerong
Boong wer rong
Bounworong
Boonwoorong
Boonworong
Bonwarry
Westernport blacks
Boong
er
rong
ong
Bonwerong
Boormarong
Boonmerong
Bon worong
Boonmorong
Bon wrogon
Boonrong
Boongerang
Boon
ger
Boonwo rong
Western Port tribe
Boonurong
Bonwrong
Boungerong
Bournourong
Boongurong
Boonguerong
Boonwerung
Boonwerong
Boomeronge
Boon wurong
Coast tribe
Bun wurru
Boon wurung
Borawong
Bunoorong
Boonerang
Bunarong
Bunerong
Bunwurong
Bunwurra
Boonoorung
Boonworung
Boonwurrong
Bonourong
Bunerung
Boonooroong
Comment
Language comment
References

Barwick, Diane. 1984. Mapping the past: an atlas of Victorian clans 1835-1904. Pt 1. Aboriginal history, vol. 8, nos 1-2, pp. 100-131. (p BAR)
Blake, Barry. 1991. Woiwurrung, the Melbourne language. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 4, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 30-122. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
VIC
Location information
... land around Western Port and took in the Mornington Peninsula. In the eaast the boundary was the Tarwin River and to the west their territory extended in a strip that ran around the head of Port Phillip Bay probably as far as the Werribee River (Blake 1991:47).
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: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available - unclear status
Grammar: 
Blake, Barry. 1991 Woiwurrung: the Melbourne language. In The handbook of Australian languages vol 4. eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 30-122. Oxford University Press.
Dictionary: 
Blake, Barry. 1991 Woiwurrung: the Melbourne language. In The handbook of Australian languages vol 4. eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 30-122. Oxford University Press.
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*Bun-wurrungWuy-wurrung Blake (1991) further dialects: Bun-wurrung, Dhagung-wurrung
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBunwurungWuywurrung [dialects: Wuywurrung, Bunwurung, Thagawurung]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBunwurung
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBunurong
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinBunurong