S58: Southern Dharawal

AIATSIS code: 
S58
AIATSIS reference name: 
Southern Dharawal

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Tharawal (Wodiwodi)
Ethnologue name
Thurawal [Wadiwadi]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wodiwodi
Thesaurus heading language
Southern Dharawal language S58
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wadi Wadi / Wudi Wudi language (S58) (NSW SI56-09)
Tindale (1974)
Woddi Woddi, Illawarra (a regional name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Wodi Wodi, Thurawal, Tharawal, Wodiwodi, Dharawal, Illawarra, Wadiwadi, Woddi Woddi, Wudi Wudi, Wodi wodi
Comment
Comments: 
Formally the reference name was Wadi Wadi (S58) in Austlang. Eades (1976) concludes that Wodi Wodi refers to the same language as Dharawal S59. Besold treats Wodi Wodi as a local group name from the Illawarra area (Wollongong down to Jervis Bay) whose language is a southern dialect of Dharrawal S59 (2012-13:2) .
References: 
  • Besold, Jutta. 2012-13. Language Recovery of the New South Wales South Coast Aboriginal Languages. Australian National University, PhD thesis. (R01524 MAR)
  • 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.
  • Ridley, William. 1866. 'Turubul and Wodi Wodi' Kamilaroi, Dippil and Turrubul : languages spoken by Australian Aborigines. Sydney:Government Printer.
  • Ridley, William 1877. 'Wodi Wodi - The language of Illawarra' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Vol 7,pp. 263-266 London: Turner & Co.
  • 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: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
North of Shoalhaven River to Wollongong; Illa-warra district (Tindale 1974). Illawarra area, Wollongong down to Jervis Bay (Besold 2012-13:2).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuin Thurawal [Wadiwadi] Thurawal [dialects: Wadiwadi (Wodiwodi)]
Dixon (2002) SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES GROUP New South Wales south coast group Wodi-Wodi Dharawal (or Thurrawal, Turuwul) further dialect: Wodi-Wodi
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wudi-Wudi
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Yuin Wodiwodi
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Yuin Wodi-wodi