L12: Wadigali

AIATSIS code: 
L12
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wadigali

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Name
ABN name
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Horton name
Wadigali
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Tindale name
Wadikali
Thesaurus heading language
Wadigali language L12
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wadigali language (L12) (NSW SH54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wadigali, Evelyn Creek tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wadigali
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wardikali, Wadikali, Evelyn Creek tribe, Nadikali
Comment
Comments: 
Capell (1963) and Oates (1975) list Wadigali as a dialect of Maljangaba L8, based on Wurm, who uses the word 'probably'. Beckett, Hercus and Martin (2008) say Wadikali (L12) is part of the 'closely-knit subgroup of Yarli languages' but they do not mention dialect status. The Mobile Language Team web site locates Wadigali to the 'north of the closely related language / dialect Malyangapa'. Oates and Oates (1970) note the existence of an unpublished 180-word vocabulary taken by Tindale at Diamantina in 1934.
References: 
  • Beckett, Jeremy, Luise Hercus & Sarah Martin. 2008. Mutawintji: Aboriginal cultural association with Mutawintji National Park. Glebe, NSW: Office of the Registrar, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983, 2008. (B B369.72/M1)
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Mobile Language Team. <http://www.mobilelanguageteam.com.au/languages/wadigali>, viewed 12 May 2016.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J. & 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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NSW
SA
Location information: 
Yandama and Callabonna creeks; east to Milpa-rinka and Naryilco; at Lake Pinaroo, Tilcha, and Yandama (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2005Estimate-
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Tindale) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grammar: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPWardikaliMaljangapa further dialects: Yardliyawara, Wardikali
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicYarliWadigali
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYotayotic-BanygaranyicYarliWadigali
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericYalyiNadikali
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericYalyiWadikali