N103: Guyamirrilili

AIATSIS code: 
N103
AIATSIS reference name: 
Guyamirrilili

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Guyamirrilili
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Duwala (Kujamirilili)
Tindale (1974)
Guyamirrilili, Gwijamil, Gwiyamil
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Guyamirrilili, Guyamil, Gwijamil (Warner, 1937) [Schebeck 2001:92]
Synonyms
Guyamirlili, Gwijamil, Kwiyamil, Malara, Mulara, Duwala, Guyamil, Gwiyamil
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes Guyamirrilili as a clan-nation who speak dhuwala'mirri N199.

Guyamirrilili is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhuwala N199 language and Yirritja moiety Schebeck (2001:14-17); Wilkinson describes Guyamirrilili as a sub-clan of Gupapuyngu N122.1 (1991:13).

For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

 

References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Moyle, A. 1967. Songs from the Northern Territory companion booklet. Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

Baraliminar River & south of Cadell Strait on mainland (known as Baralmana) (Quinsenberry Kay in Oates 1975).

 

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census0
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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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Southern Yolngu subgroup* Guyamirlili (Gwijamil) Dhuwal/Dhuwala (possibly also Dhuwaya) Morphy (199 1), Wilkinson (1991) dialects include (a) Dhuwala varieties (Yirritja moiety): Gupapuyngu, Gumatj; (b) Dhuwal varieties (Dhuwa moiety): Djambarrpuyngu, Djapu, Liyagalawumirr, Guyamirlili (Gwijamil)
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhuwala Guyamirrilili  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)