S54: Walbunja

AIATSIS code: 
S54
AIATSIS reference name: 
Walbunja

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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
Yuin (Walbanga)
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Walbanga
Tindale (1974)
Thurga (language name, based on ['turga] = ['tu:ga] = no; applies also to tribes as far south as Thaua), Thoorga, Bugellimanji (horde), Bargalia (a place name near Moruya), Moruya tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bugellimangi, Thoorga, Thurga
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Synonyms
Walbanga, Yuin, Dhurga, Djiringanj, Dyirringan, Thaua, Thawa, Wandandian, Bargalia, Bugellimanji, Moruya tribe, Thoorga, Thurga, Bugellimangi
Comment
Comments: 
On the basis of her investigation, Eades (1976:5) suggests that Walbanga was either a dialect of Dhurga S53, a tribal name, or a mistake, while Oates (1975:198) lists it as an alternative name of Dhurga S53.
References: 
  • Eades, Diana. 1976. The Dharawal and Dhurga languages of the New South Wales south coast: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 8. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
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Potential no data
Location
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NSW
Location information: 
Cape Dromedary north to near Ulladulla; at Braidwood, Araluen, and Moruya. Inland on the Shoal-haven River (Tindale 1974). Contemporary communities of the region assign the Walbanga to the area from Batemans Bay to the northern part of the Moruya River (Besold in Wafer & Lissarrague 2008:108).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2005Estimate-
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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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Manuscript note: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPNew South Wales south coast groupWalbangaDhurga possible further dialects: Dharamba, Walbanga
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinDhurga (Walbanga)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinWalbanga