G7: Ringu Ringu

AIATSIS code: 
G7
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ringu Ringu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Pitta-Pitta (Ringaringa)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ringaringa
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Ringoringo, Ringu-ringu, Ringa-ringaroo (not Rungo Rungo), Yuntauntaya, Njuntauntaya.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ringoringo, Ringa Ringa, Ringa Oringaroo
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ringoringo, Ringu-Ringu, Ringa-Ringaroo [Blake 1979:184] Ringa-ringa, Ringa-Ringaroo (both Curr), Ringuringu, Ringoringo, Ringa-ringaroo (all Tindale), Ringa Ringa, Ringa Oringaroo (both O'Grady), Ringo-Ringo (Roth), Ringa-Ringah (J.Lett), Ringa-Ringa [Blake and Breen 1971:170]
Synonyms
Pitta Pitta, Ringaringa, Karanja, Kungkalenja, Pitapita, Rakkaia, Njuntauntaya, Oringaroo, Ringa, Ringa Oringaroo, RingaRinga, Ringa Ringa, Ringa ringaroo, Ringoringo, Ringu ringu, Ringuringu, Runga Rungawah, Rungo Rungo, Yuntauntaya, Ringa Ringaroo
Comment
Comments: 

Pitta-Pitta G6, Ringu-Ringu, Mayawarli L40, Kunkalanya G3, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya L32, and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name (Blake, 1979:183).

 

References: 
  • Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta. In Dixon, R M W & Blake, Barry (eds.). Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1. 182-242. Canberra/ANU Press.
  • 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.
  • Blake, Barry, and Gavan Breen. 1971. The Pitta-Pitta dialects: Linguistic Communications 4. Melbourne: Monash University.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Marion Downs (Roth 1897 as quoted in Blake and Breen 1971:9). On Hamilton River south of Hamilton and Wa-renda; west to Boulia; on Burke River southwest to Marion Downs; east to near Lucknow (Tindale 1974).

 

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Barry Blake
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
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 Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUP North and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971) Ringu-Ringu Pitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)* Blake (1979b) further dialects: Ringu-Ringu, Rakaya, Ngulupulu, Karanja, Kunkalanja, Mayawarli
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Karnic   Ringuringu  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Karnic Palku Ringuringu  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Karnic Palku Ringa-Ringa  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pittapittic   Ringaringa (Ringuringu)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pittapittic   Ringuringu