W6: Bindjareb / Pinjarup

AIATSIS code: 
W6
AIATSIS reference name: 
Bindjareb / Pinjarup

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Pinjarup
Ethnologue name
Nyunga [Pindjarup]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Pindjarup
Thesaurus heading language
Bindjareb / Pinjarup language W6
Thesaurus heading (old)
Pinjarup language (W6) (WA SI50-02)
Tindale (1974)
Pinjarra (place name), Penjarra, Pidjain, Peejine (Murray people), Murray tribe, South West tribe (see comments in text), Banyowla, Bangoula (name of a man of this tribe), Banyoula, Kuriwongi (name applied to language), Yaberoo (of people near Wonnerup; basic meaning is 'north,' i.e., 'northerners').
O'Grady et al (1966)
Pinjarra
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyungar, Pindjarup, Nyunga, Binjarub, Bangoula, Banyoula, Banyowla, Bindjarub, Binjarab, Darbalung, Kuriwongi, Kurwongi, Murray tribe, Peejine, Penjarra, Pidjain, Pindjarap, Pinjarra, South West tribe, Woodarngup, Wooralgulla, Yaberoo
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. Oates (1975:88) says that Binjarub (W6) was deleted by Wurm and not mentioned by Douglas or von Brandenstein. The name contains the -up suffix, meaning 'place of' (The Kodja Place 2005), suggesting that this is a place name, not a language name. The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Pindjarup (W6) 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'. However, there is language data by Scott in Curr (1886) and in several Daisy Bates items not held in the AIATSIS collection, it has been treated as a Noongar / Nyungar W41 dialect in past classifications, and several Noongar / Nyungar community web sites treat it as a language variety.
References: 
  • Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
  • Fernandez, Eva. 2014. Gnarla Moort (Our People). Perth, WA: City of Perth. (Rp FER (A))
  • Kodja Place, The. 2005. The "up" word. Kojonup, WA: The Kodja Place. (p KOD)
  • Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre. <http://noongarboodjar.com.au/language/noongar-dialects/>, viewed 19 October 2015.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Pinjarra to Harvey and Leschenault Inlet; lower reaches of Murray River (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
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-WestNyungarNyunga [Pindjarup]Nyunga [Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, Whadjuk.]
Dixon (2002)PindjarupNyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarBinjarub
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaPinjarup