D62: Canberra language

AIATSIS code: 
D62
AIATSIS reference name: 
Canberra language

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Thesaurus heading language
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Nyamudy? [Koch 2010:141]
Synonyms
Nyamudy
Comment
Comments: 
Koch's analysis of grammatical materials and comparison of vocabulary lists leads to the conclusion that the Canberra language and Wolgal / Walgalu S47 along with Ngarigo S46 the language of the Monaro, are dialects of the same language (2011:19).
References: 
  • Clark, Ian (ed). 2000. The papers of George Augustus Robinson, Chief Protector, Port Phillip Aboriginal Protectorate. Volume two: Aboriginal vocabularies: south east Australia, 1839-1852. Ballarat, Vic.: Heritage Matters.
  • Koch, Harold. 2010. Aboriginal languages and social groups in the Canberra region : interpreting the historical documentation. In Mushin, Harvey, and Baker (eds.) Indigenous language and social identity : papers in honour of Michael Walsh. 123-144. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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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ACT
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1990Schmidt-
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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
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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)