Y107: Areba

AIATSIS code: 
Y107
AIATSIS reference name: 
Areba

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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 language
Areba language Y107
Thesaurus heading (old)
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
Comments: 
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 Ku?kar (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 / Territory: 
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
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Paul Black, Peter Sutton
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-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary only) check Sutton's Nyangga, Garawa Areba and Gunggara tape transcriptions
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
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 and Voegelin (1966)