A29: Wawula

AIATSIS code: 
A29
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wawula

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wawula
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wardal (Waula), Madoitja (Waula)
Thesaurus heading language
Wawula language A29
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wawula language (A29) (WA SG51-05)
Tindale (1974)
Tjitijamba (an indeterminate term sometimes given for this tribe), Tjitjijamba, Waula (means 'northerners' applied by Pini) for Wardal. Marduidji, Milamada, ? Wainawonga, Konin (of southern tribes), Waula (means 'northerners,' applied by Pini) for Madoitja
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngaiuwonga
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ngaiu(-wonga), Ngayuwanga, Waula, Wawlwulu [<ozbib>Oates & Oates 1970:73$4487</ozbib>]
Synonyms
Madoitja, Wardal, Wirdinja, Ngaiu, Ngayuwanga, Waula, Wawlwulu, Ngaiuwonga, Wawulja, Tjitijamba, Tjitjijamba, Waula for Wardal, Marduidji, Milamada, Wainawonga, Konin, Waula for Madoitja
Comment
Comments: 
The identity of this name is not clear. Oates (1975:107) says this is probably same as Bidungu A40. However, Bidungu itself does not refer to a specific language. Tindale (1974) treats Waula (A29), which means 'northerners', as an alternative name of Wardal A19 and Madoitja A41.
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: 
Northwest of the Warburton Ranges (Oates 1975:107)
Maps: 
  • Horton, David. 1996. Aboriginal Australia (map). Canberra: AIATSIS.
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-

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).

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Manuscript note: 
Bates items in MURA seem to be on Ngadawanga (A30).
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiWawulja
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)Western Desert LanguageWawula
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestWatiWaula