S88: Wotjobaluk

AIATSIS code: 
S88
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wotjobaluk

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ABN name
Wotjobaluk language
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Tindale name
Wotjobaluk
Tindale (1974)
Wotjo-ba-laiuruk (lit. 'men and women'), Wuttya-bullak, Wuttyuballeak, Buibatjali (dialect name), buibaty-alli, Wattyabullak, Woychibirik (name for man = ['wotjo]), Woitu-bullar (plural of man as used in Baraparapa tribe), Tjatijala (regional name west of Lake Hindmarsh), Tyatty-alla, Djadjala, Iyattyala (misprint), Kurm-me-lak (horde name = Gromiluk), Wimmera tribe, Gourrbaluk (Gour = Lake Hindmarsh, name used by Wembawemba), Gnallba-gootchyourl (Ngalbagutja = Lake Albucutya, name applied to northern hordes of tribe by the Wembawemba), Malikun-ditj (name given by northern tribes), Malleegunditch.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Wudjubalug, Wotjoballuk, Wotjobaluk, Wotjo-baluk, Wotjo - balluk, Wotjoballaiuk, Wotjoballuck, Guli-ballaiuk, Wutyuballeak tribes, Wuttyubullak, Wuttyabullak, Wotjo, Wotjobolak, Wotjo-baluk, Wotjobalek, Wutjubaluk (Wotjbaluk), Wotjo tribe, Wotjo-ba-laiuruk, Wattyabullak, Woychibirik, Woitu-bullar, Wotjobuluk, Watjo, Wudjubaluk, Wotjoballaiuk, Wotjobalak, Wudjubalug [Clark 1990:350] Wudjubaluk [VACL]
Synonyms
Wutjabulak, Wudjubalug, Wotjoballuk, Wotjo baluk, Wotjo balluk, Wotjoballaiuk, Wotjoballuck, Guli ballaiuk, Wutyuballeak tribes, Wuttyubullak, Wuttyabullak, Wotjo, Wotjobolak, Wotjobalek, Wutjubaluk, Wotjo tribe, Wotjo ba laiuruk, Wattyabullak, Woychibirik, Woitu bullar, Wotjobuluk, Watjo, Wudjubaluk, Wotjobalak, Wergaia, Wuttya bullak, Wuttyuballeak, Buibatjali, buibaty alli, Tjatijala, Tyatty alla, Djadjala, Iyattyala, Kurm me lak, Wimmera tribe, Gourrbaluk, Gnallba gootchyourl, Malikun ditj, Malleegunditch, Kulin
Comment
Comments: 
This is a dialect of Wergaia S17 according to Clark (2005:21-22). Documentation on Wergaia S17 may be relevant.
References: 
  • 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
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VIC
Location information: 

... between Boorung and Morton Plain (Clark 2005:21) [The map, Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. 2006. Aboriginal Languages of Victoria shows Wotjobaluk being south of Lake Tyrell]

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

Documentation
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUP Kulin subgroup* Wutjabulak Wemba-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-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wotjobaluk (Wergaia) Wemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wotjobaluk  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wergaia (Worgaia, Wotjobaluk, Wudjubalug)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Wotjobaluk