N122: Dhurili

AIATSIS code: 
N122
AIATSIS reference name: 
Dhurili

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Durilji
Comment
Comments: 
The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes Dhurili as a phratry (group) of nine clans, affiliated with Djambarrpuyngu N115, see also Dhuwal N199. Schebeck (2001:89) says that Dhurili (N122) is comprised of Marra?u N116.Q and Marrakulu N142 clans. He notes that the Dhäpuy?u N116.E mala is also called 'bottom Dhurili' (Schebeck, 2001:44). All three belong to the Dhuwal N198 language group. Keen (1978:23) lists Durilji as a dialect spoken by the Marrangu N116.Q clan. Oates (1975:313, 386) describes Durilji under Djambarbuyngu N115 as the name of a mala (group). Capell (1963) lists Durilji (N122) as a dialect of Wulamba (a name given to the cultural area of N.E. Arnhem Land, called Murngin by Warner). See also See also Wurunggugu N133. See also Wutjara N197 and Guyula N109. For Yolngu languages see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
  • Keen, Ian. 1978. One ceremony, one song : an economy of religious knowledge among the Yolngu of north-east Arnhem Land. PhD thesis. ANU. (MS 1298. Closed Quotation).
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Confirmed
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NT
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Kurala River area (Quisenberry Kay in Oates 1975: 313).
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual More than 10 3
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not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Durilji
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)