W3: Wardandi

AIATSIS code: 
W3
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wardandi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Doonin, Jabaru)
Horton name
Wardandi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wardandi
Thesaurus heading language
Wardandi language W3
Thesaurus heading (old)
Jurruru / Djurruru language (W33) (WA SF50-15)
Tindale (1974)
Wa:dandi (['wa:da] = no), Waddarndi, Wadarndee, Wardandie, Wadjandi, Belliman, 'Geographe Bay and Vasse tribe,' 'Bunbury tribe,' Kardagur (lit. 'between,' i.e., 'between the two seas'), Dardanup (a place name), Dor-denup, Dunanwongi (name applied to language), Doonin, Dornderupwongy, Jabaru (means north in tribes farther north), Yabaroo, Nghungar (Njunga means man in tribes farther east).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wadarandee, Wardandie, Kardagur
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Wartanti, Other Australian Indigenous Languages, Doonin, Jabaru, Belliman, Bunbury tribe, Dornderupwongy, Dunanwongi, Geographe Bay tribe, Kardegur, Vasse tribe, Wadarndi, Wadjandi, Yabaroo, "Bunbury tribe", Dardanup, Dordenup, "Geographe Bay, Vasse tribe", Kaiali, Kardagur, Nghungar, Wa:dandi, Wadandi, Wadarandee, Wadarndee, Waddarndi, Wardandie, Warttandee, Geographe Bay, Dor denup
Comment
Comments: 
This is one of the Noongar / Nyungar W41 groups. See record for Noongar / Nyungar W41 for a discussion about the relationship between Noongar / Nyungar people names and language/dialect names. The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Wardandi 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'. The term 'Dordenap (or Dordenup) dialect' is sometimes used to refer to Bibulmun W1 and Wardandi but this is a location, not a language term (i.e. 'the dialect at Dordenap').
References: 
  • Fernandez, Eva. 2014. Gnarla Moort (Our People). Perth, WA: City of Perth. (Rp FER (A))
  • Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre. <http://noongarboodjar.com.au/language/noongar-dialects/>, viewed 19 October 2015.
  • 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.
  • 2013. Dordenap Boodja Wongki : Stories from Bibulmun and Wardandi country. Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
From Bunbury to Cape Leeuwin, chiefly along the coast; at Geographe Bay, the vicinity of Nannup and Busselton. (Tindale 1974). The Wardandi People are the traditional custodians of the land bounded by Capel to the Northeast, Augusta in the South and including the regions now known as Busselton, Yallingup and Margaret River (http://www.wardan.com.au/home.htm, viewed on 31/10/2014).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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 CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyungar
Dixon (2002)WartantiNyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarWardandi
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaWardandi