W24: Burduna

AIATSIS code: 
W24
AIATSIS reference name: 
Burduna

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Purduna
Ethnologue name
Burduna
ISO 639-3 code
bxn
Tindale name
Buruna
Thesaurus heading language
Burduna language W24
Thesaurus heading (old)
Purduna language (W24) (WA SF50-13)
Tindale (1974)
Wati Puruna (valid alternative), Puduna (variant), Budoona, Poordoona, Peedona.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Burduna, Budina, Budoona, Poordoona
Glottocode
burd1238
Other sources
Boordoona, Bootena [Dixon 2011:22]
Synonyms
Purduna, Boordoona, Buruna, Budina, Budoona, Buduna, Peedona, Pinneegooroo, Poodena, Poordoona, Puduna, Purduma, Wati Paruna, Bootena, Wati Puruna
Comment
Comments: 
The WA Handbook says that two dialects are reported for Purduna, a northern and a southern, referencing Austin 1985. The Handbook lists two Austin 1985 references in the bibliography for Purduna, both being typescript antecedents of later publications: 'Annotations and corrections to "Proto-Kanyara and proto-Mantharta historical phonology", ts.' and 'Classification of southern Pilbara languages. Revised version of a paper presented to the Pacific Science Congress, Dunedin, New Zealand, ts.' Neither of the published versions of these items mention any dialects of Purduna. In fact, in 'Proto-Kanyara and proto-Mantharta historical phonology', after detailing the dialectal variation in Dhalandji W26 and Dhargari W21, Austin writes that 'there is no other variation to be found in any other language', referring to the group of eight languages on the map on page 297, Burduna among them (pp. 296-97).
References: 
  • Austin, Peter Kenneth. 1981. Proto-Kanyara and Proto-Mantharta historical phonology. Lingua, vol. 54, pp. 295-333. (p AUS)
  • Dixon, Sally. 2011. How to read and write Pilbara languages. South Hedland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
On Yannarie River (Pindar Creek) above the edge of the coastal plain; southwest to Winning Pool and the north side of Lyndon River; east to Mount Hamlet and Maroonah; survivors now on Towera Station. They sometimes visited eastward to the Henry River but this was really Tenma territory (Tindale 1974). ... my data suggests [Purduna] were not further west than Nyang Station, and certainly not across the now north-west coastal highway (Austin in Sutton 1995:97). Contemporary location: Onslow (Dixon 2011:22).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Geoffrey O'Grady, von Brandenstein, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates2
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS0
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 listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya PALC. 2007. Burduna dictionary 2007. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.(CD Rom)
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestKanyaraBurduna
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPKanjara subgroup*PurdunaPayungu/Purduna
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestBurduna
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestKanyaraBurduna
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)KanyaraBurduna
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KanyaraBurduna (Buduna)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKanyaraBuduna