D41: Giabal

AIATSIS code: 
D41
AIATSIS reference name: 
Giabal

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Barunggam (Giabal)
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Giabal
Thesaurus heading language
Giabal language D41
Thesaurus heading (old)
Giabal language (D41) (Qld SG56-14)
Tindale (1974)
Gomaingguru (valid alternative), Gitabal (in error), Paiamba.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Gitabal/Kitabal (Winterbotham 1957) [Kite 2004:4]
Synonyms
Barunggam, Djakunda, Jarowair, Gomaing guru, Gomainggura, Gitabal/Kitabal, Gomaingguru, Gitabal, Paiamba, Giyabal
Comment
Comments: 

The only language data available for Giyabal (D14) are the 8 words in Ridley (1875) under the name Paiamba ... according to Tindale (1974) this is another name for the same language; Mathews describes the Paiamba 'tribe' as a member of the 'Dippil Nation' along with Dippil (Gabi-Gabi E29) Turrubul (Yagara E23), Murrungama (Barunggam D40) and other tribes closely related to the Durubulic and Waka-Kabik groups (Mathews,1898 in Wafer & Lissarrague 2008: 334). 

According to Tindale (1974: 168), the Giabal seem to be the people who spoke Paiamba when met by Ridley at Yandiila in October 1855. Oates and Oates (1970:152) report a hand-written record on this language by West. Kite and Wurm (2004: 6) say it is unclear whether this group were Waga-Waga E28 or Bandjalang E12 .Geytenbeek indicates it is not a Bandjalangic E12 variety (in Oates 1975: 213).

 

 

References: 
  • Kite, Suzanne & Stephen A. Wurm. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Ridley, William. 1875. Kámilarói, and other Australian languages, second edition, revised and enlarged by the author, with comparative tables of words from twenty Australian languages, and songs, traditions, laws and customs of the Australian race. Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer.
  • 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.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.

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Location
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QLD
Location information: 

Giabal territory went from Ipswich in the east down to Allora and the Main Range in the south, then northwest through Millmerran up to Dalby, and then back trhough Gatton to Ipswich. It is unclear whether this group were Waga-Waga or Bandjalang (Kite and Wurm 2004: 6) Between Allora and about Dalby, east to near Gatton; west to Millmerran (Tindale 1974)

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates0
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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: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Giabalic   Giabal  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Giabalic   Giabal  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Giabal