K45: Walar

AIATSIS code: 
K45
AIATSIS reference name: 
Walar

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Tindale name
Wirngir
Thesaurus heading language
Walar language K45
Thesaurus heading (old)
Walar language (K45) (WA SD52-09)
Tindale (1974)
Walar (supposed language name), Wular, Wola, Wadaja, Winggir (also as Baiane; native names of Cape Dussejour).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Wirngir, Wular, Wola, Wadaja, Winggir
Comment
Comments: 
According to Glasgow (nd), Walar appears to be the same as Wula K43, Wuladja, and Wuladjangari K24. Capell and Coate (1984:2) explain that 'the terms Walar and Manunggu K46 refer to sections only of the Forrest River tribes and are not primarily linguistic terms even though they do seem to correspond with dialect variations within the north-eastern section'.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Glasgow, David. nd. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north - east Kimberleys, typescript. (PMS 656).
  • 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. MS 4754.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Unconfirmed
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Speakers
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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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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Wororan Ngarinjinic Walar
Wurm (1972) Wororan Ngarinyinic Walar
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)