Y107: Areba

AIATSIS Code: 
Y107
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Areba

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Kurtjar (Araba/Areba/Rib)
Ethnologue name
Areba
ISO 639-3 code
aea
Tindale name
Araba
Thesaurus heading
Ribh / Araba language (Y107) (Qld SE54-07)
Tindale (1974)
A:rap (valid alternative pronunciation), Aripa, Ngariba (Walangama term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
areb1238
Other sources
Synonyms
Rip
Ngarap
Kurtjar
Araba/Areba/Rib
Araba
Kunggara
Rib
A:rap
Ariba
Aripa
Goodarra
Goongarra
Ngariba
Ngarab
Comment
Language comment
Sharp places Aripa (Y107) near Kunggara G33 on a map and says they share skin names; he describes Aripa regional clan groupings of eastern 'Fresh Water People' and western 'Salt Water People' and the tendency for each group to be endogamous (i.e. marry within the group) (1939: 450-451). Black describes Rib (Y107) as a dialect belonging to the same language as Kurtjar G33, any differences can be attributed to influences from other languages spoken by the collaborators. Kurtjar is also known as Kuŋkar (Kunggara) which means ‘north’ in a few languages, and is used as a language name for other languages as well as Kurtjar (1980:188).
References

Black, Paul. 1980. Norman Pama historical phonology. In Pacific Linguistics, Rigsby, Bruce and Peter Sutton (eds), series A-59; 181-239.
Sharp, Lauriston. 1939. Tribes and Totemism in north-east Australia. Oceania, vol 9 no. 3 pp 254-275; no. 4 pp 439-461.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
At Retreat, Miranda Downs, and Vanrook; south to Gilbert River; north to Pelican Creek and beyond; not farther east than head of Emu Creek (Tindale 1974).
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
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary only) check Sutton's Nyangga, Garawa Areba and Gunggara tape transcriptions
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Paul Black, Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNorman PamaAreba
Dixon (2002)WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUPNorman Pama subgroup*Rip (or Ngarap or Areba)Kurtjar (or Gunggara) further dialect: Rip (or Ngarap or Areba)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanAreba
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorman PamaAreba
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern PamaNgarab
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)