W22: Warriyangga

AIATSIS code: 
W22
AIATSIS reference name: 
Warriyangga

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Warriyangga
Ethnologue name
Wariyangga
ISO 639-3 code
wri
Tindale name
Wariangga, Malgaru
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
iengga, Warianga, Warienga, Warrijangga, Woorienga, Woorenga, Wariwongga (valid alternative), Wari-wonga, Warriwonga.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Warianga, Woorienga, Woorenga, Wariwonga, Warriwonga
Glottocode
wari1262
Other sources
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Synonyms
Warriyangka, Wariyangga, Malgaru, Malykaru, Warianga, Woorienga, Wadi, Wadiwangga, Wari wonga, Wariangga, Warienga, Wariengga, Wariwonga, Wariwongga, Warrijangga, Warriwonga, Woorenga, Worrienga, Wariyanga, iengga
Comment
Comments: 

Warriyangka (W22) is a Pama Nyungan language of the Mantharta group, along with Jiwarli W28, Thiin W25 and Tharrkari W21 (Austin, 1991:20).  Austin (1992) says there appears to have been a sub-group of Warriyangga (W22) speakers called Malygaru (Tindale's Malgaru). Wadiwangga A39.1 refers to the same language and is no longer included in the Languages Thesaurus.

References: 
  • Austin, Peter. 1991. Double case-marking in Kanyara and Mantharta languages Western Australiain La Trobe working papers in Linguitics, Vol 4, pp19-35.
  • Austin, Peter. 1992. A dictionary of Warriyangga, Western Australia. Bundoora: La Trobe University, Department of 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 

Upper Lyons River, also Gifford and Minnie creeks; on Minnie Creek Station, at Edmund and the eastern side of Maroonah (Tindale 1974). Malgaru: East of Kennedy Range and in the hills east of Lyons River from Gascoyne Junction north to near Minnie Creek; at Eudamullah; south to near Fossil Hill (Tindale 1974). Warriyangka country was from Edmund south along the Lyons River, not nearly as far north as Davis (1993) indicates (Austin in Sutton 1995:97).

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Austin, Geoffrey O'Grady
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates10
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 

Austin, Peter. 1987 A reference grammar of the Mantharta languages, Western Australia, ms.

Dictionary: 

Austin, Peter 1992. A Dictionary of Warriyangga Western Australia. Bundoora: La Trobe University.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Inland Ngayarda Wariyangga  
Dixon (2002)   GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUP   Warriyangka Mantharta dialects: Tharrkari, Warriyangka, Tjiwarli, Thiin
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Wariyangga  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Inland Ngayarda Wariyanga  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Inland Ngayarda Warianga  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Mantharda Warienga  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Mantharda Warienga