S83: Ngurai-illamwurrung

AIATSIS code: 
S83
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngurai-illamwurrung

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Name
ABN name
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Horton name
Ngurraiillam
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Tindale name
Ngurelban
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Tindale (1974)
Gunn-el-ban, Gnurellean, Nouralung-bula, Mour-alung-bula (probably typographical error), Nguralung-bula, Noorillim, Ngooraialum (northern horde), Ngurilim, Oorai-alum (tone deaf to initial ng), Oorilim, Woo-ral-lim, Ooral-lim, 3 Panyool, Paboinboolok (horde at Lake Cooper), Pimpandoor (horde at Colbinabbin), Panpandoor.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Ngurai-illam-wurrung, Worilum, Worilelum, Worileum, Woralelum, Wor rile lum, Wor rale lum, Worelelum, Wuy.u.roo [according to Robinson a name conferred by the Murray blacks], Woo-ral-lim, Wor-ral-lum, Wo-ra-lum, Woralim, Wo-ra-lim, Noorilim [Manton station's name, occupied in 1840], Worilem, Wor rile lem, Voraloon, Warralim, Gnurellean, Ngooraialum, Taongbert, Taungbert, Tooungbert, Oorallim [tone deaf to initial ng], Ooraloom, Oorialum, Vooraloon [mistranscription], Nor-al-lum, Ngooraialum (Toolamba blacks), Ooraialum, Ngooaiilum, Gunn-el-ban, Orilims, Wer-ea-lim, Oorilim, Njiuailwurung, Nguraiilum, Oorilim, Njiailwurung, Nguraiilum wurung, Ngooraialum, Ngari-lei-am, Ngiuailwurung, Ngurai-ilum, Ngurelban, Toonghert, Ngurai-illam-wurrung, Nguraiwurung, Ngurelban, Noorillim [Clark 1990:376-377] Ngurai-illam Wurrung [VACL] Ngurai-illamwurrung [Clark 2005]
Synonyms
Ngurraiillam, Ngurelban, Ngurai illam wurrung, Worilum, Worilelum, Worileum, Woralelum, Wor rile lum, Wor rale lum, Worelelum, Wuy, u, roo, Gunn el ban, Gnurellean, Nouralung bula, Mour alung bula, Nguralung bula, Noorillim, Ngooraialum, Ngurilim, Oorai alum, Oorilim, Woo ral lim, Ooral lim, 3 Panyool, Paboinboolok, Pimpandoor, Panpandoor
Comment
Comments: 
Blake (1991:31) describes 'Woiwurrung, the Melbourne language', comprising three dialects: Woiwurrung S36 (after which he refers to the language), Boonwurrung S35 and Thagungwurrung S37. Blake notes a potential additional dialect in the northern Thagungwurrung area, Ngoorra (S83), located on his map on page 30. He reports that this dialect was identified by Barwick (1984:125) as Ngurai-illamwurrung, based on the clan name, but that it may simply have been an alternative name for Thagungwurrung. Clark (2005:16-17) tentatively treats Ngurai-illamwurrung as a separate language which forms a dialect continuum with Daungwurrung S37, Woiwurrung S36 and Boonwurrung S35.
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 Dixon, RMW and Blake, B (eds). Handbook of Australian Language: vol 4, The Aboriginal Language of Melbourne and other grammatical sketches. pp. 31-124. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • 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. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
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VIC
Location information: 
... the lower Campaspe and Goulburn rivers between the Daung wurrung, with whom they shared a common language, and the unrelated Bangarang clans about Murray junction (Barwick 1984:125 as quoted in Clark 1990:376)
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Speakers
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)