D2: Yorta Yorta

AIATSIS code: 
D2
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yorta Yorta

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Yorta Yorta
Horton name
Yorta Yorta
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jotijota
Thesaurus heading language
Yorta Yorta language D2
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yorta Yorta / Yota Yota language (D2) (NSW SI55-13)
Tindale (1974)
Yotayota, Yorta yorta (['jo:ta] = no), Yoorta (also applied by some to part of the Pangerang tribe), Moira (place name), 'Gunbowers' (name of a place, now Gun-bower), Gunbowerooranditchgoole (horde name; ['kuli] = man), 'Loddon tribe,' Ngarrimouro (name of a horde), Ngarrimowro, Arramouro, Woollathura (horde name), Wol-lithiga, 'Echuca tribe' (applied to hordes south of the Murray River).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yotayota
Glottocode
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Other sources
Jodajoda,Yotta-Yotta, Yorta-Yorta, Yabola, Yota Yota, Yotayota, Yota yota, Yota, Yoorta [Bangerang conferred name, Youta, Yotta-Yotta or Boonegatha tribe, Yota-yota, Yodayoda, Yota-Yota, Joti-jota, Yoda-Yoda, Jodajoda, Yorta Yorta, Yoti Yoti [acc.to Nicholls 1969 a division of Bangerang], Joti-jota, Jotijota, Yorta yorta [Clark 1990:398] Kwart Kwart, Unungun [Clark 2005:22] Yortayorta [Clark 2009:202]
Synonyms
Yota Yota, Bangerang, Jotijota, Yoda Yoda, Arramouro, Benhedore, Jabulajabula, Jodajoda, Moira, Narinari, Ngarimawuru, Ngarrimouro, Ngarrimowra, Wollithiga, Woollathura, Yabulayabula, Yoorta, Yorta yorta, Yotayota, Joda Joda, Yotta Yotta, Yabola, Yota yota, Yota, Gunbowers, Gunbowerooranditchgoole, Loddon tribe, Ngarrimowro, Wol lithiga, Echuca tribe
Comment
Comments: 
While Bowe and Morey (1999:3) say that the term Bangerang S40 refers to some of the Yorta Yorta speaking groups, Eira (2014 p.c.) says that, from the current perspective, Bangerang and Yorta Yorta are both people names and the names of very closely related language varieties, the distinct identities of which are highly salient to the contemporary communities. Bowe and Morey (1999:133-136) analyse the relationship between Yorta Yorta and Yabula Yabula S38 and conclude that Yabula Yabula is more likely in a dialectal relationship with Yorta Yorta, rather than a separate language.
References: 
  • Bowe, Heather and Stephen Morey. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NSW
VIC
Location information: 
... from the junction of the Murray and the Goulburn Rivers, on either side of the Murray River from west of Echuca to east of Cobram/Tocumwal and south-east along the Goulburn River to the Mooroprna-Shepparton area (Bowe and Morey 1999:1).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Heather Bowe, Catherine Ellis, Stephen Morey
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS
2005Estimate0
2006Census21
2011Census29
2016Census62

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 Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Bowe, Heather and Morey, Stephen. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula: Pacific Linguistics C154. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 
Bowe, Heather and Morey, Stephen. 1999. The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) language of the Murray Goulburn including Yabula Yabula: Pacific Linguistics C154. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) YOTA/YABALA AREAL GROUP Yota-Yota (or Yorta-Yorta, spoken by Bangerang or Pine-gorine tribe) Yota-Yota (or Yorta-Yorta, spoken by Bangerang or Pine-gorine tribe)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic Yotayota
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic Yotayota
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic-Banygaranyic Joda-Joda
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic-Banyyaranyic Yotayota
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Yotayotic Jotijota