G22: Balgalu

AIATSIS code: 
G22
AIATSIS reference name: 
Balgalu

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Walangama (Bugulmara)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Bugulmara
Tindale (1974)
Boogoolmurra, ?Balgalu.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Walangama, Bugulmara, Boogoolmurra, Barrgul
Comment
Comments: 

Sutton describes Balgulu as another term for Barrgul, an exonym for Mbara G21 used by Ngawun G17 (in Oates, 1975:370).

 

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Memmott, Paul. 1994. Report to the Minister for Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs on the proposed appointment of Aboriginal trustees for the transferable reserve lands at Normanton (MS 3289).
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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.
  • West, La mMont. 1963. A terminal report outlining the research problem, procedure of investigation and results to date in the study of Australian Aboriginal sign language (MS 2456/1 (Item 3)).
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Vicinity of Croydon. A tribe that was displaced very early by development of mining at Croydon ... (Tindale 166:1974). South west and in Gregory Ranges. South west of Georgetown (from LMW) (Capell: 1963: G2).

 

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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2011Census-
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: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)       Balgalu  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)