W17: Buluguda

AIATSIS code: 
W17
AIATSIS reference name: 
Buluguda

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Malkana (Buluguda)
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nanda (Buluguda)
Thesaurus heading language
Buluguda language W17
Thesaurus heading (old)
Buluguda language (W17) (WA SG49-08)
Tindale (1974)
Jau (['jo] = no), Yau, Eaw (J. Forrest, note in British Museum), Watjandi (['watju] = west), Watchandi, Watchandie, Buluguda (horde and place name), Bulgulu, Tamala (horde and place name), Daguda (horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bulugurda [Blevins 2001:2]
Synonyms
Malkana, Daguda, Damala, Malgana, Tamala, Bulguda, Nanda, Bulugurda, Jau, Yau, Eaw, Watjandi, Watchandi, Watchandie, Bulgulu
Comment
Comments: 
According to Tindale (1974) this is a 'horde' of Nanda W14. However, Blevins treats Buluguda as a local group of Malgana W18 because of its location and also as Nhanda W14 people in the Northampton area refer to Buluguda as Malgana. The WA Handbook treats Buluguda as a language name, citing a word list in Wells (1893) 'Vocabularies of words and phrases with translations', pp. 192-207 in the Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition. O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966:37) group Buluguda with Targuda W15, Damala W16, Watjanti W13 and Malgana W14 as communalects. Gargett (2011:2-3) ventures that they were likely groups of Malgana, the names referring to locations rather than distinct groups, but he cautions that more evidence is needed to substantiate this claim. Addressing Tindale's (1974) analysis of Damala, Buluguda and Daguda being groups of Nhanda, Blevins (2001) - supplying their respective variant spellings Thaamala W16, Bulugurda (W17) and Thaagurda W15 - says that they are likely 'local groups of Malgana' and that this view is supported by Nhanda people in the Northhampton area.
References: 
  • Blevins, Juliette. 2001. Nhanda: an Aboriginal language of Western Australia: Oceanic Linguistics Special Publications, no. 30. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
  • Gargett, Andrew. 2011. A salvage grammar of Malgana: the language of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Pacific Linguistics 624. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
  • Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region: Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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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Location
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WA
Location information: 
Edel Land Peninsula, Tahmahlee Well, WA. (Oates & Oates 1970:58).
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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).

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Manuscript note: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)KarduBuluguda
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KarduBuluguda
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKarduBulguda