S51: Dyirringañ

AIATSIS Code: 
S51
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dyirringañ

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Yuin (Djiringanj/Dyirringan)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djiringanj
Thesaurus heading
Djirringany / Dyirringany language (S51) (NSW SJ55-04)
Tindale (1974)
Dyirringan, Jeringin, Yuin (in part).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Jiringayn [Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:107]
Synonyms
Djirringanj
Yuin
Djiringanj/Dyirringan
Dhurga
Djiringanj
Dyirringan
Thaua
Thawa
Walbanga
Wandandian
Dyirringany
Jiringayn
Jeringin
Comment
Language comment
According to Eades (1976:5), the only material for Dyirringañ (S51) comprises Mathews' (1902) manuscripts and his brief published grammar of the language. This evidence suggests that Dyirringañ was a language separate from, and to the south of, Dhurga S53. Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:101, 107) link Jiringayn (S51) and Thawa S52 as dialects of the ‘Southern Coastal' variety of their 'South-east NSW ("Yuin") language group’. However, it is not clear how closely related these two languages are. Neither Eades (1976) nor Besold (2012-13) mention a dialectal relationship between Thawa and Dyirringañ. Besold (2012-13:3), remarking on the difficulty of drawing definitive conclusions about the language situation in this area, says that 'even recent statements such as “Thawa is distinguished from Jeringan (Djirringanj) but Jeringan and Thoorga (Dhurga) S53 are closely related and are variants of a single language” (Biamanga Gulaga Final Report, 2005) cannot be confirmed based on the language analysis presented in this study.'
References

Besold, Jutta. 2012-13. Language Recovery of the New South Wales South Coast Aboriginal Languages. Australian National University, PhD thesis. (R01524 MAR)
Blake, Barry, and Julie Reid. 2002. The Dhudhuroa language of northeastern Victoria: a description based on historical sources. Aboriginal History 26:(177)-210.
Eades, Diana. 1976. The Dharawal and Dhurga languages of the New South Wales south coast: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 8. Canberra: AIAS.
Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1902. The Thoorga language. Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of QLD 17:49-73.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
Location information
From Jingellic eastward was the country of the Walgalu tribe, whose speech resembled partly the Dhudhuroa and partly the Dyirringan, a tongue spoken from about Nimmitabel to Bega (Blake & Reid 2002:179). From Cape Dromedary (Kajan) south to beyond Bega; inland to the sharp scarp of the Dividing Range east of Nimmitabel (Tindale 1974).
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary) - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPNew South Wales south coast groupDjirringanjDjirringanj
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricDyirringany
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinDyirringany
Oates (1975)Djiringanj
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)