A70: Wadjiba

AIATSIS code: 
A70
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wadjiba

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Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:128) says that this is mapped by von Brandenstein as part of Njiyabali A55 territory but it is not clear whether von Brandenstein treated it as a dialect of Njiyabali or as a group speaking Njiyabali. However, in his 1972 manuscript, von Brandenstein says that the Wadjiba 'belonged to the "light-speaking" (wirdakarri) Njamal along the Oakover River', suggesting that it is the name of a people who speak Nyamal A58. Based on the information available, Wadjiba is unlikely to be a language name.
References: 
  • Brandenstein, Carl G., von. 1967. The language situation in the Pilbara - past and present. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 2, 1-20a, + 27 maps. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1972. Narratives from the north-west of Western Australia in Njijapali, language of the Paljgu. MS 2435.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Unconfirmed
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... the most northerly part of Njiyabli (A5) territory (Oates 1975:128).
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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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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Wadjiba
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)