A102: Pindiini

AIATSIS code: 
A102
AIATSIS reference name: 
Pindiini

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Wangkatha (Bindinini, Pindini)
Horton name
Wangkathaa
Ethnologue name
Pintiini
ISO 639-3 code
pti
Tindale name
Pindiini
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Bindinini, Bindunda, Wonggai, Wongaidya, Won-gaii, Wonkai (variant pronunciation by a member of the tribe when deriding the name), Wanggada, Wanggaji.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wonggai
Glottocode
pint1251
Other sources
Synonyms
Wangkatha, Bindinini, Pindini, Pintiini, Wangkathaa, Maduwongga, Ngurlu, Waljen, Wanggaji, Wangkayi, Bindunda, Pini, Wangaga, Wanggada, Wonga, Wongai i, Wongaidya, Wongaii, Wonggai, Wonggaii, Wongi, Wonkai, Won gaii
Comment
Comments: 
Pindiini, Wangkatja A103 and Wangkatha A12 are listed as separate dialects of the Western Desert language A80 in this database but they appear to be very close to each other and hardly distinguishable. Pindiini may be an alternative name of Wangkatja A103 or Wangkatha A12. However, on the basis of the distinct location given by Tindale (1974), it is treated as a separate dialect. In fact, Tindale lists Wanggada as an alternative name of Pindiini. Between Pindiini and Wangkatha/Wangkatja, Tindale's map shows two other groups, Murunitja A8 and Tjeraridjal A7, but the validity of these groups is uncertain. Wangatha A12 or Wangkatja A103 may have been spoken there. The ABS treats Pindiini and Wangkatja as alternative names of Wangkatha so census information on Wangkatha may be relevant to Pindiini and Wangkatja. Documentation on Wangkatha A12 may be relevant.
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.
Status: 
Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 

Northern margin of Nullarbor Plain from north of Hughes, So. Aust., to north of Loongana; northward from the plain margin for about 150 miles (240 km.) (Tindale 1974).

Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Catalogue
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
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Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati Pintiini  
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Pintiini  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Pintiini  
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Pindiini  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Pindiini