Y124: Djiru

AIATSIS code: 
Y124
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djiru

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Djirbalngan (Djiru)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djiru
Thesaurus heading language
Djiru language Y124
Thesaurus heading (old)
Djiru / Dyiru language (Y124) (Qld SE55-06)
Tindale (1974)
Iimba (valid alternative), Djiru:, Djirubagala (collective term), Dyirubagala, Dyiru, Gerrah, Gillah.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Djirru, Djirbalngan, Giramay, Gulngai, Jirrbalngan, Keramai, Malanbara, Ngatjan, Mamu, Dyiru, Iimba, Djiru:, Djirubagala, Dyirubagala, Gerrah, Gillah
Comment
Comments: 
According to Dixon (1972, 2002), this is a dialect of Dyirbal Y123.
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1976. Tribes, languages and other boundaries in northeast Queensland. Peterson, N. (ed.) Tribes and boundaries in Australia -- Canberra; Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies . 207-238.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Nothing in AUSTLANG
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Margaret Elizabeth Lawrie, Norman Tindale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates>2
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS0
2005Estimate0
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 listNone0
Text Collection1 (songs)
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Song)
Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPDjirruDyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyiruDyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganDjirbalicDjiru
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricDyirbalicDyiru
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricYaraDjiru