D59: Milpulo

AIATSIS code: 
D59
AIATSIS reference name: 
Milpulo

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Name
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Horton name
Danggali (Milpulo)
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Tindale name
Milpulo
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Milpulko, Mailpurlgu, Mamba.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Danggali, Milpulko, Mailpurlgu, Mamba
Comment
Comments: 
The validity of Milpulo as a language name is highly questionable. Tindale (1974) says, 'The name as given is possibly not the original one since in languages to the south the term milipulun has the significance of "aggressive strangers"'. Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:265) also doubt its validity but nevertheless list it as a sub-dialect of Nhaawuparlku D19. The only language data attributed to Milpulo appears to be the names of totem animals in Howitt (1904:98).
References: 
  • Howitt, Alfred William. 1904. The native tribes of south-east Australia. London: Macmillan.
  • 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 & 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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NSW
Location information: 
Northwest of the Darling River from Wilcannia downstream, probably no farther than Tandou Lake. Little known; they presumably came in to the river during extra dry seasons; at other times depending on water from the roots of mallee and other trees in the manner of the Danggali (Tindale 1974) on the Darling frontage, from Wilcannia downwards (Howitt 1904:50)
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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
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)