W1: Bibulman

AIATSIS code: 
W1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Bibulman

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Bibbulman
Ethnologue name
Nyunga [Pipelman]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Pibelmen
Thesaurus heading language
Bibulmun language W1
Thesaurus heading (old)
Bibbulman language (W1) (WA SI50-10)
Tindale (1974)
Pepelman, Peopleman, Piblemen (misprint in 1940 edition), Bibulman, Bibulmun, Bibu:lmoun, Bibbulmun, Bebleman (MS), Pibilum (means stingray), Bibilum (MS), Meeraman (of Koreng), Murram (ofMinang), Bajongwongi (a language name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Peoplemen, Bibulman, Bebleman, Meeraman, Nurram, Bibbulmun
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyungar, Pipalman, Nyunga, Bibbulman, Beebulmun, Dibelman, Meeraman, Peopleman, Pibelmen, Bajongwongi, Bebleman, Bibalman, Bibbulmun, Bibilum, Bibu:lmoun, Bibulmun, Murram, Nurram, Peoplemen, Pepelman, Pibelman, Pibilum, Piblemen, Pipelman, Bibalman/Njungar
Comment
Comments: 
This is one of the Noongar / Nyungar W41 groups. See record for Noongar / Nyungar for a discussion about the relationship between Noongar / Nyungar people names and language/dialect names. The term 'Dordenap (or Dordenup) dialect' is sometimes used to refer to Bibulmun and Wardandi W3 but this is a location, not a language term (i.e. the dialect at Dordenap). The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Pibelmen (W1) clan to the 'Kongal-marawar: South-western' dialect, noting the approximate nature of 'how the original 14 recognised Noongar Clans have been drawn into 3 main dialects'.
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Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
... was spoken in the area in which Brookton, Northan and Toodyay stand today (Douglas 1968:3) Lower Blackwood River; chiefly on the hills in country between the Blackwood and Warren rivers; east to Gardner River and Broke Inlet; on Scott River; inland to Manjimup and Bridgetown (Tindale 1974). (WA handbook follows Tindale. Douglas' location is different from Tindale or a map in Gerritsen 1998.)
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt20
1996Census157 (Nyunga)
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate0
2006Census-
2011Census-
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Douglas, Wilfrid. 1968. The Aboriginal languages of the south-west of Australia. Canberra: AIAS.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyungarNyunga [Pipelman]Nyunga [Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, Whadjuk.]
Dixon (2002)PipalmanNyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestPipelman
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyungarPipelman
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarBibalman/Njungar
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NyungarNyungar (Pipelman)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaPibelmen