W39: Kariyarra

AIATSIS Code: 
W39
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kariyarra

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Kariyarra
Horton Name
Kariyarra
Ethnologue name
Kariyarra
ISO 639-3 code
vka
Tindale name
Kariara
Thesaurus heading
Kariyarra language (W39) (WA SF50-10)
Tindale (1974)
Kariera, Karriara, Karriarra, Kyreara, Kaierra, Gariera, Minjiburu:, Minjubururu, Minjirbururu (Kariara name for an ancestral people of Port Hedland who came from the south), Kudjunguru ('coast dwellers,' applied to both the Ngarla and the Kariara by the Njamal), Paljarri.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Karriara, Karriarra, Kyreara, Kaierra
Glottocode
kari1304
Other sources
Kyeara [Dixon 2011:34]
Synonyms
Kariera
Kudjunguru
Kariara
Gariera
Gariyarra
Kaierra
Karriara
Karriarra
Kyeara
Kyreara
Minjiburu
Minjirbururu
Minjubururu
Paljarri
Minjiburu:
Comment
Language comment
References

Dench, Alan Charles. 1982. The development of an accusative case marking pattern in the Ngayarda languages of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Linguistics, vol. 2, no. 1. (S 40.1/3)
Dixon, R. M. W. 1980. The languages of Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Karriyarra topical wordlist and accompanying picture book. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Kariyarra wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
The Kariyarra people originally lived around the Port Hedland region, from Port Hedland west to Sherlock River and south down to the Yule River. They were driving inland when white settlers invaded the area, and subsequently many coastal terms have been lost to current speakers (Wangka Maya 2001:7). On the Peeawah, Yule, and Turner rivers and east to Port Hedland. Their western boundary, on divide between Peeawah and Ballaballa creeks extended south to foot of the scarp of the Hamersley tableland in the headwaters of the Yule River; at Mungaroon Range, Turner River area north of Wodgina, at Yandeyarra, and east to a line joining McPhee Hill, Tabba Tabba Homestead, and the mouth of Petermarer Creek 10 miles (16 km.) east of Port Hedland. The area east of Turner River was seldom visited for fear of the Njamal. The Indjibandi are claimed as being inland Kariara, who became separated by reason of their accept ance of the rite of circumcision. Kariara and Indjibandi were at enmity over this in immediately pre-European times. (Tindale 1974). Kariera were much smaller [than the area on Davis's map] and confined to the coast (Palmer in Sutton 1995:99). Contemporary location Port Hedland, Roebourne, Yandeyarra, Woodstock (Dixon 2011:34).
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: 
8
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
not clear from MURA
Grammar: 
Wangka Maya PALC. 2001. Kariyarra wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya PALC. 2001. Kariyarra wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC. Wangka Maya PALC. 2001. Karriyarra topical wordlist and accompanying picture book. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Terry Klokeid, von Brandenstein, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestCoastal NgayardaKariyarra
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPPilbara/Ngayarta areal groupKariyarra (or Kariera or Kudjunguru)Kariyarra (or Kariera or Ninjiburu or Kudjunguru)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestKariyarra
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestCoastal NgayardaKariyarra (Kariera)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)Coastal NgayardaGariera
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgayardaKariera
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgayardaKariera