D52: Thinuntu

AIATSIS code: 
D52
AIATSIS reference name: 
Thinuntu

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Synonyms
Dhindundu
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1988:6) lists Thinuntu as one of five Muruwari D32 groups, the others being Nuntukuri D50, Kungkakuri D49 , Kuntakuri D53 and Purukuri D51. It is not clear whether these are also names of distinct language varieties. Radcliffe-Brown (1923:434) mentions Ka?kargari D49 and ?andugari D50 as being local divisions of the Murawari D32 group which probably spoke different dialects of Murawari. Documentation on Muruwari D32 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C-108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. 1918, 1923. Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 48:222-253; 53:424-447.
  • 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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Location information: 
... just north of the junction of the Culgoa and the Barwon Rivers (Oates 1988:6).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2005Estimate-
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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
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Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 

Oates, Lynette. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 
Oates, Lynette. 1992. Muruwari (Moo-roo-warri) dictionary: words of an Aboriginal language of north-western New South Wales (Brewarrina-Goodooga-Bourke area) written for schools. Albury, NSW:Graeme van Brummelen.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMuruwaricDhindunduMuruwari (Murawari) [dialects: Buruguri/Baderugali, Gungaguri, Dhindundu, Nunduguri, Gungaguri]
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)