D60: Wirriwirri

AIATSIS code: 
D60
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wirriwirri

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Synonyms
Wiriwiri
Comment
Comments: 

Barlow's (1873) word list of Wirriwirri is reported in a range of sources to be an alternative name for several more southern languages: Wirraay-Wirraay D66, Wirraayaraay D65, Wiriyaraay D28, and Weraeria D57. Wafer and Lissarrague provide evidence to argue the case that Barlow's Balonne River Wirriwirri is Wirraa-Wirraay D66 (2008:216-220). See and use D66.

References: 
  • Barlow, Harriet. 1873. Vocabulary of Aboriginal dialects of Queensland. Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Journal, vol. 2, pp. 166 - 175.
  • 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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Unconfirmed
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Location information: 

... located around the Balonne River in southern central Queensland (Barlow, 1873).

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Speakers
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiradjuric Wiriwiri  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiriwiri