A42: Tjitijamba

AIATSIS code: 
A42
AIATSIS reference name: 
Tjitijamba

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wardal (Tjitijamba)
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
Tyitiyamba language (A42) (WA SG51-03)
Tindale (1974)
Tjitijamba (an indeterminate term sometimes given for this tribe), Tjitjijamba, Waula (means 'northerners' applied by Pini).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Tjitijamba
Glottocode
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Other sources
Djidjijamba, Tjitjijamba [<ozbib>Oates & Oates 1970:73$4487</ozbib>]
Synonyms
Tjitiyamba, Tjitjijamba, Wardal, Djidjijamba, Waula
Comment
Comments: 
According to Oates (1975:385), Tyitiyamba (A42) was originally listed by Capell because it appeared on Tindale's and Davidson's maps, but she says it is almost certainly not a dialect name. In fact, Tindale (1974) lists Tjitijamba as an alternative name of Wardal A19. Based on the information available, Tjitijamba is unlikely to be a language name.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Colson, Mary. 2013. Indigenous Australian cultures. London: Raintree.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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
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Location information: 
North of Lake Carnegie and west of Timperley Range; at Charles Wells Creek (Capell 1963: Area A:3).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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 Tjitiyamba
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Tjitiyamba
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Tjitiyamba