S21: Warga Warga

AIATSIS code: 
S21
AIATSIS reference name: 
Warga Warga

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Warkawarka
Thesaurus heading language
Weki Weki language S33
Thesaurus heading (old)
Warga Warga language (S21) (Vic SI54-16)
Tindale (1974)
Werkawerka, Waikywaiky (['warki] = ['warka] = no), Weki-weki, Wengenmarongeitch, Mirdiragoort, Boo-roung, Boorong, Wirtu (means 'man'), Wirtoo.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Waikywaiky, Wekiweki, Mirdiragoort, Boorong
Glottocode
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Other sources
Waiky Waiky (Beveridge), Werka Werka tjali, Warka tjali, Weika tjali (Mathews)[Clark 2005:19] Waiky Waiky, Waiky-Waiky, Waiky-waiky, Wekki Wekki, Waiki-waiki, Wacki Wacki, Werka werka tyalli, Weki-weiki, Waka-waka, Warkawarka, Warke Warke (Weki Weki), Warke Warke, Werkawerka, Wargiwargi [these are alternatives of Wergaia, Clark 1990:339]
Synonyms
Boorong, Booroung, Mirdiragoort, Waikywaiky, Wargawarga, Warkawa, Warkawarka, Weki weki, Wekiweki, Wengenmarongeitch, Werkawerka, Wirtoo, Wirtu, Waiky Waiky, Werka Werka tjali, Warka tjali, Weika tjali, Boo roung
Comment
Comments: 
See Weki Weki S33. Warga Warga and Weki Weki refer to the same language (Clark 1996, 2005). Previously there was a Thesaurus heading for Warga Warga but not Weki Weki. As the two are now treated as the same language and Weki Weki is the community-preferred name, they have been merged under the Weki Weki S33 heading.
References: 
  • Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • 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
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
Tyrrell Creek and Lake Tyrrell south to Warrackna-beal and Birchip; west to Hopetoun; on Morton Plains (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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Warkawarka Wemba Wemba [dialects: Wemba Wemba, Watiwati, Baraparapa, Wotjobaluk (Wergaia), Warkawarka, Latjilatji, Yariyari, Yaadwa, Yaara, Yugapulk]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Warga-Warga
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Warkawarka
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Kulin Warkawarka