W35: Martuthunira

AIATSIS Code: 
W35
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Martuthunira

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Martuthunira)
Horton Name
Martuthunira
Ethnologue name
Martuyhunira
ISO 639-3 code
vma
Tindale name
Mardudunera
Thesaurus heading
Martuthunira language (W35) (WA SF50-06)
Tindale (1974)
Mardudjungara, Mardudhunera, Mardudhunira, Mardudhoonera, Mardutunira, Mardatunera, Marduduna, Mardathoni, Mardatuna, Maratunia, Jawunmala (Indji-bandi term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Mardudhoonera, Mardatunera, Mardathoni, Mardatuna, Maratunia
Glottocode
mart1255
Other sources
Mardudjungara, Mardudhunera (Radcliffe_Brown 1913), Mardudhunira (Wurm 1970), Mardudhoonera (Connelly 1932), Mardathoonera (Daisy Bates), Mardutunira, Mardutunera, Marduduna, Mardathoni ('Yabaroo' 1899), Mardatuna, Maratunia, Marduthunira (Brandenstein 1967, Wordick 1982) [Dench 1995:1] Marthadunera [Dixon 2011:36]
Synonyms
Other Australian Indigenous Languages
Martuyhunira
Mardathon
Mardatuna
Mardayunira
Mardudjungara
Mardudunera
Padupadu
Jawunmala
Maratunia
Mardadhunira
Mardadhuniya
Mardathoni
Mardathoonera
Mardathunera
Mardathunira
Mardatunera
Mardudhoonera
Mardudhunera
Mardudhunira
Marduduna
Marduthunira
Mardutunira
Marduyhunira
Martuthuniya
Martuyunira
Mardutunera
Comment
References

Dench, Alan. 1995. Martuthunira, a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-125. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Lang, Johannes. 1968. Die Australischen Terminsysteme [The Australian Terminologies]. Budapest. ( B L269.63/A1)
Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1913. Three tribes of Western Australia. Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 43, pp. 143-194. (RS 57/5)

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Radcliffe-Brown (1913:175) describes the Martuthunira as occupying "the coast of Western Australia from a point somewhere between the Cane and Rob Rivers as far as the Maitland River". His map shows the territory extending as far to the south-east as the Hamersley Range. Dench's information supports this. The north-eastern boundary between the Martuthunira, Ngarluma and Yapurarra/Pijurru is marked by a group of three hills - Mount Leopold, Moondle Hill and Mount McLeod - just to the south of the Maitland River. On the Fortescue River, the Martuthunira extended as far inland as Booloomba Pool, though much of the gorge country was shared with the Kurrama and Yindjibarndi. The ancient river valley linking the Robe and Fortescue Rivers, in the shadow of Mount Elvire, effectively represents the south-eastern boundary with the Kurrama. The Robe River (Jajiwurra), Jimmawurrada Creek and the Buckland Hills were also Martuthunira. Warluru Pool, where the Robe River leaves the Mamersley Range, marks the eastern extent of Martuthunira country. Warluru also marks the eastern boundary between Kurrama and Pinikura, whose country borders the Maruthunira in the Buckland Hills from Warluru to Chalyarn Pool on the Robe. The Nhuwala and Pinikura meet nearby at Darnell Hill. Ono the west coast, the grass plaiins and mudflats between the Robe River and the Cane River were shared with the Nhuwala. Warramboo Creek (Wartampu) is described as the boundary althought the Nhuwala foraged as far to the north-east as the Robe River (Dench 1995:2). Contemporary location: Onslow, Karratha and surrounding towns, Tom Price, Port Hedland
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dench, Alan. 1995. Martuthunira: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics C125. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Dench, Alan. c2001 Martuthunira wordlist. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Alan Dench, von Brandenstein, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestCoastal NgayardaMartuyhunira
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPPilbara/Ngayarta areal groupMartuthuniraMartuthunira Dench (1995)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMartuyhunira
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestCoastal NgayardaMartuyhunira
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)Coastal NgayardaMardudhunira
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgayardaMardadhunira
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgayardaMardudunera