A11: Waljen

AIATSIS code: 
A11
AIATSIS reference name: 
Waljen

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wangkathaa (Waljen)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Waljen
Thesaurus heading language
Waljen language A11
Thesaurus heading (old)
Waljen language (A11) (WA SH51-06)
Tindale (1974)
Koara (means 'latecomers' and is applied to any friendly people who have moved into a new area), Waula (means 'north side'), wa: == no.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Waljwan, Waljen
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wangkathaa, Maduwongga, Ngurlu, Wanggaji, Wangkayi, Pindini, Koara, Waljwan, Walyen, Waula, wa
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:376) says that Tindale's mapping is the only available information, but there is a word list by Tindale.
References: 
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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: 
East of Lake Raeside from Malcolm, Morgans, Laverton, and Burtville, southeast to Edjudina Soaks, n.n. ['I:tjuruna], ['tjortjor] or ['manda 'tjukur] (mopoke totem) and Lake Lightfoot; at Lake Carey; east to beyond Lake Minigwal and a native place, not fixed, called ['Winbalj]. In the 1890s they shifted south to Kalgoorlie in a general southwestward movement (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Catalogue
Links
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
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Unclassified Walyen
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Walyen
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Walyen