A25: Birniridjara

AIATSIS code: 
A25
AIATSIS reference name: 
Birniridjara

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Nana (Pini)
Ethnologue name
Pini
ISO 639-3 code
pii
Tindale name
Pini
Thesaurus heading language
Birniridjara language A25
Thesaurus heading (old)
Birniridjara language (A25) (WA SG51-02)
Tindale (1974)
Piniiri (valid variant), Piniridjara, Biniridjara, Pandjanu, Bandjanu (locality term, now Bandya Station), Banjanu, Tjubun, Madutjara (term applied by the Nan-gatadjara), Jabura ('northerners,' name used by Tjalkadjara), Birni (a supposed name of their language probably a corruption of Piniiri), ? Buranudjara, Nangaritjara (name of their speech as used by Tjalkadjara), Wordako (said by a Ngadadjara man to be a language name of the Lake Darlot people; also used for Tjalkadjara).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Pirniritjara
Glottocode
pini1245
Other sources
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Synonyms
Pini, Nana, Badu, Bandjanu, Banjanu, Barduwonga, Bawndudjara, Bini, Biniridjara, Birni, Budidjara, Bududjara, Buranudjara, Buurdidyara, Jabura, Kaltalbudara, Kaltalbudjara, Kaltalbudjira, Madutjara, Nangaritjara, Ngondidjara, Pandjanu, Pardu, Partutu, Partutudjara, Piniiri, Piniridjara, Pirniritjara, Poroko, Potidjara, Potitjara, Puditjarra, Purditara, Putitjara, Tjubun, Tutudjara, Wordako
Comment
Comments: 
According to Oates (1975:108 - 109), Capell said that this is another name for Djalgatjara/Barduwanga A26, while Marsh says it seems to be another name for Kiyatjara A52.
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: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
West of Lakes Carnegie and Wells to Millrose and Barwidgee; at Erlistoun Creek and Lake Darlot. North to Wongawol and Princes Range (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
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People: 
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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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWatiPini
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiBirniridjara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)Western Desert LanguagePini
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestWatiPini