K37: Arnga

AIATSIS code: 
K37
AIATSIS reference name: 
Arnga

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Arnga
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
Arnga language (K37) (WA SD52-14)
Tindale (1974)
Woljamidi, Woljamiri, Molyamidi, Kuluwara, Kulu-waran, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Arawari, Arawodi, ? Yamandil.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Arawari, Arawodi, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Kuluwara, Kuluwaran, Molyamidi, Woljamidi, Woljamiri, Yamandil, Kulu waran
Comment
Comments: 
Oates and Oates (1970) list Arnga but, in her later work, Oates (1975:371) deleted it. Oates reports that it means 'unintelligible language' according to SIL and is hence probably not a language name. The same meaning is given by Glasgow's (PMS 656) informant. Accordingly, Arnga is not included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.
References: 
  • 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.
  • Glasgow, David. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north - east Kimberleys, typescript. (PMS 656).
  • Elkin, A. P. 1932. Social organization in the Kimberley division, North- Western Australia. Oceania -- 1932; v.2, no.3; [296]-333
  • Elkin, A. P. 1933. Totemism in North-Western Australia (The Kimberley Division). Oceania -- 1933; v.3, no.3, no.4, v.4, no.1; [257]-296, [435]-481, [54-64] -- pls.; tbls.
  • Kaberry, Phyllis. 1935. The Forrest River and Lyne River tribes of NorthWest Australia : a report on fieldwork. Oceania. Vol. 5, No. 4 (Jun., 1935), pp. 408-436.
  • McGregor, William. 2004. The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • McGregor, William. 1993. Gunin/Kwini. Munich: Lincom Europa.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
South of the Forrest River; on King and Pentecost rivers, extending along the western side of Wyndham Gulf to the Durack River, but going no farther inland than the lower ends of the river gorges (Tindale 1974).
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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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Arnga
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)