Y123: DYIRBAL / JIRRBAL

AIATSIS Code: 
Y123
AIATSIS Reference name: 
DYIRBAL / JIRRBAL

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Dyirbal dialects
ABS Name
Dyirbal
Horton Name
Djirbalngan
Ethnologue name
Dyirbal
ISO 639-3 code
dbl
Tindale name
Djirubal
Thesaurus heading
Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul language (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)
Tindale (1974)
Tjirbal, Chirpalji, Dyirbaldyi, Djirbal, Dyirbalngan (collective term), Dyirbal, Chirpa, Choolngai (of Wakara tribe), Njirma (horde at Ravenshoe).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Djirbal, Tjirbal, Chirpalji
Glottocode
dyir1250
Other sources
-
Synonyms
Dyirbal
Djirbalngan
Djiru
Giramay
Gulngai
Jirrbalngan
Keramai
Malanbara
Ngatjan
Mamu
Djirubal
Djirbal
Tjirbal
Chirpalji
Dyirbaldyi
Dyirbalngan
Chirpa
Choolngai
Njirma
Comment
Language comment
Dyirbal is a language name which has the following dialects: Ngadjan Y121, Waribarra Mamu Y118, Dulgubarra Mamu Y122, Jirrbal Y149, Gulngay Y126, Djirru Y124, Girramay Y127, and Walmalbarra Y150 (Dixon 1972 and 2002); Walsh (1981) further distinguishes Dyirribarra Mamu Y151 and Gambilbarra Dyirrbal Y152.
References

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.
Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area Pt 1, eds S. A. Wurm and ShirĂ´ Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Clump Point and vicinity; north to Murdering Point; south to mouth of Tully River (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
1223
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
Dictionary: 
Dixon, R. M. W. 1975. Dyirbal dictionary with illustrative sentences (roughly transcribed), ms.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Annette Schmidt, Bob Dixon, Norman Tindale
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyirbalDyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPDyirbalDyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyirbal
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyirbalDyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganDjirbalicDjirbal
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricDyirbalicDyirbal
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricYaraDjirubal