W11: Yuat

AIATSIS code: 
W11
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yuat

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yuat
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Juat
Thesaurus heading language
Yuat language W11
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yuat / Yuwat language (W11) (WA SF50-10)
Tindale (1974)
['juat] = 'juat] = no, I:wat, Yued, New Norcia tribe, Minnalyungar (general name given by northerners, means 'southern people'), Jaburu-jungara (Whadjuk name, where Jaburu = north), Tirarop (one of the terms of their social organization), Jabanwongi (name applied to language).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyungar, Iwat, Juat, Jurien Bay tribe, Yanchep tribe, Yuwat, Jabanwongi, Jaburu jungara, Juad, Minnalyungar, New Norcia tribe, Tirarop, Yuaát, Yuard, YuedMurara, Yued
Comment
Comments: 
It is not clear whether this is a Noongar W41 dialect as reported in Oates (1975) and O'Grady et al. (1966), or a Noongar speaking group/clan. Douglas (1968) does not include it in his description of Nju?ar W41. See record for Noongar / Nyungar W41 for a discussion about the relationship between Noongar / Nyungar people names and language/dialect names. At the 1990 Wellington Mills Conference, organised by the Nyoongar Language Project Advisory Panel, it was agreed on that there are (at least) three dialects of Nyoongar W41. Bernard Rooney's 2011 'Nyoongar dictionary' primarily represents the 'north-western' dialect, spoken in the Moora district of the Nyoongar country, identified as '(Yued/Yuat)' (W11) in the subtitle. (Rooney 2011:2-3) The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Juat (W11) clan to the 'Djiraly: Northern' dialect, noting the approximate nature of 'how the original 14 recognised Noongar Clans have been drawn into 3 main dialects'.
References: 
  • Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre. <http://noongarboodjar.com.au/language/noongar-dialects/>, viewed 19 October 2015.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
  • Rooney, Bernard. 2011. Nyoongar dictionary: a list of Nyoongar words of the south-west of Western Australia with special emphasis on the mode of language commonly used in the north-western (Yued/Yuat) area. Batchelor: Batchelor Press.
  • 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.
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Potential data
Location
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WA
Location information: 
At Gingin, Moora, New Norcia, Moore River, and Cape Leschenault; north to about Hill River; inland to near 243 Miling and Victoria Plains (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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 listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
Rooney, Bernard. 2011. Nyoongar dictionary: a list of Nyoongar words of the south-west of Western Australia with special emphasis on the mode of language commonly used in the north-western (Yued/Yuat) area. Batchelor: Batchelor Press.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarJuad
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaJuat