P4: Aboriginal English

AIATSIS code: 
P4
AIATSIS reference name: 
Aboriginal English

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Aboriginal English
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Aboriginal English language P4
Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
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Comment
Comments: 

Aboriginal English is one of several varieties of English spoken in Australia. It has slight regional variations including words from local traditional languages, and shares many grammatical features with other non-standard varieties in Australia.  Aboriginal English is gaining acceptance as a fully functional variety of English, along with the many other regional and social varieties of English spoken around the world.

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Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 

Varieties of Aboriginal English are spoken throughout Australia.

Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
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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-
2016Census651

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