N46: Oitbi

AIATSIS code: 
N46
AIATSIS reference name: 
Oitbi

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Iwaidja (Oitbi)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Oitbi
Tindale (1974)
Heutbi (['oitbi] = ['auitbi] no), Oitbo, Bidjene-lumbo, Bijnalumbo (for Wa:reidbug and Woreidbug, see Wurango).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Iwaidja, Adawuli, Djalakuru, Gaari, Garrig, Jaako, Jiwadza, Marlgu, Uruku, Wurango, Bidjenelumbo, Bijnalumbo, Binjnalumbo, Bynalumbo, Heutbi, Oidbi, Oitbo, Bidjene lumbo
Comment
Comments: 
Harvey (2007 p.c.) has never heard the term Oidbi but said it could be a mis-transcription of 'warrkbi' (plural 'arrarrkbi'), which is the Iwaidja N39 word for 'person; aboriginal person'. In Ilgar N184 the singular form is 'arrkbi'. Earl (1846) refers to Oitbi as both 'tribe' and 'dialect' and equates the name Oitbi with Bijnalumbo, which Powell (1982) says is the Macassarese name for Oitbi, and for which Latham (1852) provides language data.
References: 
  • Earl, G.W. 1846. On the Aboriginal tribes of the northern coast of Australia. Royal Geographical Society -- Journal, v.16, 1846; 239-251.
  • Eylmann, Erhard. 1908. Die Eingeborenen der Kolonie Sudaustralien. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer.
  • Latham, 1852. Remarks on the vocabularies of the voyage of the Rattlesnake. In Macgillivray (ed.), Narrative of the voyage of HMS Rattlesnake, vol. 2. London: T & W Boone.
  • Powell, Alan. 1982. Culture contact and changes in land occupation on the Cobourg Peninsula. North Australia Research Bulletin - No. 8 (1982).
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
South coast of Cobourg Peninsula; Sir George Hope Islands. Schmidt's error in placing this tribe at West Alligator River on his map was corrected in an addendum (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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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-
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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)YiwaidjanYiwaidjicOidbi
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)