N132: Wurrulul

AIATSIS code: 
N132
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wurrulul

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Thesaurus heading (old)
Woralul language (N132) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
Yirgala (place name, now Yirkalla Mission).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wurrulul [Schebeck 2001:96]
Synonyms
Uronlurl, Urrulula, Waroolul, Worah, Wurulul, Woralul, Wurrulul, Yirgala
Comment
Comments: 

Schebeck speculates that Wurrulul (N132) is a 'ceremonial name (?)' of the Rirradjingu N140; wurrulul means 'blow fly' (2001:96).

Oates says it is a 'Riraidjangu-speaking group now extinct' (1975:315, 387).

The Yolngu Matha Dictionary records 'wurulul ~ wurrulul : fly, bush fly'. 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, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. Final report on linguistic fieldwork carried out under a research grant from the A.I.A.S. from 23rd Nov., 1964, until 31st March, 1967 (MS 353).
  • Warner, W. Lloyd. 1958. A black civilization: a social study of an Australian tribe. New York: Harper.
  • Berndt, R & Berndt, C. 1964. The world of the first Australians. Sydney:Ure Smith.
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Unconfirmed
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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
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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)       Woralul  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)