K28: Arawari

AIATSIS code: 
K28
AIATSIS reference name: 
Arawari

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Arawarri)
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Arnga (Arawari)
Thesaurus heading language
Arawari language K28
Thesaurus heading (old)
Arawari language (K28) (WA SD52-06)
Tindale (1974)
Woljamidi, Woljamiri, Molyamidi, Kuluwara, Kulu-waran, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Arawari, Arawodi, ? Yamandil.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, Arawarri, Arawodi, Arnga, Woljamidi, Woljamiri, Molyamidi, Kuluwara, Kulu waran, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Yamandil
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:371) says that this is a compass point, probably 'south-east'. Saunders (2008 p.c.), too, reports that Arawarri (K28) is a directional term that means 'south-east' or 'south'. He further says that Arawarri (K28) has been used as an alternative name for Andajin K23 as well as another, distinct language variety (possibly Andedja K23) associated with country near Wyndham, noting that this is hundreds of kilometres to the north-east of Andajin and therefore unlikely to refer to the same identity. Tindale lists Arawari / Arawodi (K28), along with Woljamidi (K26), as an alternative name for Arnga (K37), but Elkin (1933), Davidson (1938) and Greenway (1960) distinguish these. The languages of the Forrest River area appear to be very closely related. Jones (2006) equates Arruwarri (K28), Gunin K36, Yeiji K32, Wunambal K22 and 'Bamberre', stating that they are simply different names for the same language, which she calls the Forrest River Language.
References: 
  • Davidson, Daniel Sutherland. 1938. An Ethnic map of Australia. American Philosophical Society -- Proceedings 79(4):649-679.
  • Elkin, A.P. 1927-28. [Genealogies obtained from Kimberley tribes, 19271928]. Held in: Elkin Papers, University of Sydney Archives.
  • Elkin, A.P. 1933. Studies in Australian totemism. Sydney: Australian National Research Council.
  • Greenway, John. 1960. The location of Australian tribes. Southwestern Lore, vol. XXV, no. 4. (p GRE)
  • Jones, Barbara. 2006. The Forrest River language: a book about the indigenous language of the Forrest River region. Halls Creek, WA: Kimberley Language Resource Centre.
  • 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
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Location information: 
The Arawodi tribe on the King River has similar spirit gra. (Elkin 1933:473).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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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Manuscript note: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Arawari
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)