S67: Yuin

AIATSIS code: 
S67
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yuin

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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
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djiringanj
Tindale (1974)
Dyirringan, Jeringin, Yuin (in part).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Dhurga, Djiringanj, Dyirringan, Thaua, Thawa, Walbanga, Wandandian, Jeringin, Juwin
Comment
Comments: 
While some early linguistic surveys (e.g. Schmidt 1919 and even Holmer 1963) treated Yuin as a language name, contemporary linguistic work treats Yuin as the name of a group of languages on the south coast of New South Wales, each of which is considered a distinct language. A recent publication by the Little Yuin Preschool Aboriginal Corporation (2015) uses the term Yuin as a language name, referring to Yuin as a 'sleeping language'. The vocabulary items in the book appear to be Dhurga S53, though it is a very small sample. It is hard to tell whether this use of 'Yuin', then, refers to Dhurga S53, or to all the languages of the Yuin people (e.g. Thawa S52, Djirringany S51, Dharawal S59), or perhaps to a 'new' revival language with vocabulary taken from various Yuin languages. Consequently, Yuin is cautiously included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.
References: 
  • Besold, Jutta. 2013. Language recovery of the New South Wales south coast Aboriginal languages. PHD thesis ANU. MS 5078.
  • Holmer, Nils M. 1963. On the history and structure of the Australian languages. Upsala: Lundequistska Bokhandeln. (B H748.91/O2)

  • Howitt, Alfred William. 1904. The native tribes of south-east Australia. London: Macmillan. (B H863.74/N2)
  • Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool. 2015. Our little Yuin. Wallaga Lake, N.S.W. Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool. (p LIT)
  • Schmidt, Wilhelm. 1919. Die Gliederung der australischen Sprachen: geographische, bibliographische, linguistische. Grundzuge der Erforschung der australischen Sprachen. Wien: Mechitharisten-Buch.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
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Maps: 
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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-
2004NILS100-200
2005Estimate0
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)          
Oates (1975) Unclassified     Juwin  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)