N116.B: Birdingal

AIATSIS code: 
N116.B
AIATSIS reference name: 
Birdingal

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bidingal [Marett et al. 2006] Bidi?al, Bringel (Warner) [Schebeck 2001:88]
Synonyms
Bidingal, Biringal
Comment
Comments: 

Oates (1975:317, 388) describes Biringal N105 and Heath Biḍiḍal (N116.B) (1980:2) as an alternative name of Ritharrngu N104

Heath describes Biḍiḍal and Ritharrngu as (clan) names used as a language name.

Schebeck (2001:54) lists Bidingal as a sub-group of Ritharrngu N104.

Bidingal is also a surname affiliated with Ritharrngu N104. In this database Birdingal is restricted to a people name. For Yolngu languages see Yolngu Matha N230.

 

References: 
  • Scarlett, N.H. et al. 1982. Bush medicines : the pharmacopoeia of the Yolngu of Arnhem Land. In Reid, J.C. Body, land and spirit; health and healing in Aboriginal society. St Lucia, Qld; University of Queensland Press.
  • 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.
  • Heath, Jeffrey G. 1980. Basic materials in Ritharngu: grammar, texts and dictionary: Pacific Linguistics B-62. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Zorc, R. David Paul. 1982. Survey of Yolngu-Matha names : introductory version. (PMS 3991).
  • Marett, Allan, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Marcia Langton, Neparrnga Gumbula, Linda Barwick and Aaron Corn. 2006. The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia: year one in review. In Proceedings of the National Education and the Arts Symposium 2005: backing our creativity, Melbourne, 84-90. Sydney: Australia Council for the Arts.
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Potential no data
Location
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NT
Location information: 

(Ritharrngu)

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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)       Biringal  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)