W7: Wilman

AIATSIS code: 
W7
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wilman

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wiilman
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wiilman
Thesaurus heading language
Wilman language W7
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wiilman language (W7) (WA SI50-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wheelman, Weel, Weal, Weil, Will, Jaburu (Koreng term, i.e., northerners or northwesterners), Williams tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wheelman, Weel, Weal, Weil, Will, Jaburu
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyungar, Wilmen, Wiilman, Wheelman, Wilmun, Jaburu, Jabururu, Weal, Weel, Weelabandi, Weil, Wi:lman, Will, Williams tribe
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:88) says that this is not included in any recent classification. However, it is tentatively treated as a Noongar W41 dialect as in the classification by Dixon (2002) (though Dixon treats them as 'tribal' names). 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 Wiilman (W7) 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'.
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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: 
At Wagin and Narrogin; on Collie, Hotham, and Williams rivers west to Collie; Wuraming north to Gnowing, Dattening, and Pingelly; east to Wickepin, Dudinin, and Lake Grace; south to Nyabing (Nampup), Katanning, Woodanilling, and Duranilling (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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-WestNyungar
Dixon (2002)WilmenNyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarWiilman
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaWiilman