N48: Wareidbug

AIATSIS code: 
N48
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wareidbug

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Name
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Tindale name
Wurango (Wa:reidbug)
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
Amurdak / Umorrdak / Amarak language (N47) (NT SC53-13)
Tindale (1974)
Wurrunga, Wurrango, Wuru:ku, U:ru:ku, Auwul-warwak, Wa:reidbug, Woreidbug, Warooko, Ja:lo (['ja:lo] = no), Yarlo, ? Limba-Karadjee (but see Iwaidja).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Warejdbug, Wurango, Wurrunga, Wurrango, Wuru:ku, U:ru:ku, Auwul warwak, Wa:reidbug, Woreidbug, Warooko, Ja:lo, Yarlo, Limba Karadjee
Comment
Comments: 

Oates and Oates (1970:30) say this is reported by Carroll to be the same as Amarag N47 and thus Oates (1975:5-6, 368) lists it under Amurdak N47.

Harvey (2002:12) also considers Wareidbug to be the same as Amurdak, indicating that the name Woraidug (N48) (Berndt and Berndt's spelling) derives from the Bininj Gunwok term for Amurdak, Wardadjbak.

Dixon (2002:xlii) lists Wardadjbak as a variant name for Amurdag N47.

Berndt (1970 1969:12), however, indicates that Woraidbag (N48) and Amurag N47 are distinct, as does Capell (1963), and Elkin, Berndt and Berndt (1951:254-5) describe the Amarag N47 as being 'allied to the Wareidbug'. It should be noted, though, that Elkin and the Berndts are describing groups of people, rather than language per se, and Capell's data comes from Elkin, Berndt and Berndt 1951.

 

References: 
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1970 [1969]. The sacred site: the Western Arnhem Land example. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 1969.
  • Berndt, Ronald, and Catherine Berndt. 1970. Man, land & myth in north Australia: the Gunwinggu people. Sydney: Ure Smith/East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Elkin, Adolphus Peter, Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt. 1951. Social organization in Arnhem Land, l. Western Arnhem Land. Oceania 21(4):253-301.
  • Harvey, Mark. 2002. A grammar of Gaagudju, a language of the Alligator rivers region, Northern Territory. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • 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.
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Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 

North-west of Oenpelli, NT (Oates & Oates 1970:30). [The Amarag] were allied to the Wareidbug, who extended inland from the Jiwadja down towards and west of Oenpelli, near Aridgin Plain on the other side of Cooper's Creek (Elkin, Berndt & Berndt 1951:254-5).

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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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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)       Warejdbug  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)