N116.T: Murru

AIATSIS code: 
N116.T
AIATSIS reference name: 
Murru

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Morru, Murru (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:94]
Synonyms
Gabin, Gapiny is a group name for Dartiwuy, Golumala, Kapin, Kopin, Morru, Ngaymil
Comment
Comments: 
Schebeck (2001:94) reports that Morru (N116.T) is a name for Bararrpararr N228. Oates and Oates (1970:224) list Murru as a Wulamba (a name given to the cultural area of N.E. Arnhem Land, called Murngin by Warner) dialect listed only AIAS files but, in her later work, Oates (1975:389) deletes it saying it is a man's name. Based on the information available, Murru is unlikely to be a language name. Accordingly it 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.
  • 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.
  • Warner, W. Lloyd. 1937. A black civilization: a social study of an Australian tribe. New York: Harper.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)UnclassifiedMurru
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)