S73: Djargurd Wurrong

AIATSIS code: 
S73
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djargurd Wurrong

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Horton name
Djargurdwurung
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Djagurd wurrung, Tjarn.coort nation, Tautgort, Tarrkoort, Jarcoort tribe, Jarncoort, Charcate, Jar goort nation, Tcharcate hoo.rong, Jahcourt, Tarcoort, Tjarcoort, Tjarcote, Tarcote nation, Jarncote, Jarcote, Tantgort, Tcharcate, Tcharcote, Targurt, Targerat, Tant gurt, Dautgart, Dantgurt (considered by Tindale 1974 to be a var/alt of Kirrae), Jarcort, Dant-goort, Dantgourt, Jarcoot, Jarkoort, Jancourt tribe, Charcourt tribe, Dautgart, Jarcoort, Dyargurt, Jarcott, Danggurt, Djargurd language (Drual sub-group of the Kulinic Language Group (Scarlett 1977)), Jarcoort (considered one of three principal subdivisions of Wito-wu-rrong by Koening 1985), Janga, Jarcoota, Kolongulak language, Warn talling ('warn' = rough; 'talling' = language), Camperdown tribe, Warntalliin ( a name given Kirrae by western tribes, considered by Tindale 1974 to be a var/alt of Kirrae), Warn-dhalanj (considered by Scarlett 1977 to be one of the seven dialects of the Djargurd language), Warntaliin, Warn Talluin, Lantgurt (mistranscription) [Clark 1990:177] Djargurdwurrung [Clark 2005] Djargurd Wurrong/Tyakoort Woorroong [VACL] Tjakut [Blake 2003]
Synonyms
Tjarcote, Djargurdwurung, Kolakngat, Warn Tallin, Djagurd wurrung, Tjarn, coort nation, Tautgort, Tarrkoort, Jarcoort tribe, Jarncoort, Charcate, Jar goort nation, Tcharcate hoo, rong, Jahcourt, Tarcoort, Tjarcoort, Tarcote nation, Jarncote, Jarcote, Tantgort, Tcharcate, Tcharcote, Targurt, Targerat, Tant gurt, Dautgart, Dantgurt, Jarcort, Dant goort, Dantgourt, Jarcoot, Jarkoort, Jancourt tribe, Charcourt tribe, Jarcoort, Dyargurt, Jarcott, Danggurt, Djargurd, Janga, Jarcoota, Kolongulak language, Warn talling, Camperdown tribe, Warntalliin, Warn dhalanj, Warntaliin, Warn Talluin, Lantgurt
Comment
Comments: 

According to Clark (2005:12), Dixon's analysis suggests this language differed considerably from Wathawurrung S29, but it shared 80 to 90 per cent common vocabulary with Giraiwurrung S25 and Dhauwurdwurrung S20. Clark therefore groups Dhauwurdwurrung S20, Giraiwurrung S25 and Djargurdwurrung S73 together in a language continuum (2005:11).

Blake (2003) similarly groups these three together but treats them as dialects of a single language (which he calls Warrnambool S20), as does Krishna-Pillay (1996:17-18).

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages follows Clark in treating Djargurd Wurrong as a separate language.

 

References: 
  • Blake, Barry. 2003. The Warrnambool language: a consolidated account of the Aboriginal language of the Warrnambool area of the western district of Victoria based on nineteenth century sources: Pacific Linguistics 544. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Clark, Ian. 1990. Aboriginal languages and clans: an historical atlas of western and central Victoria, 1800-1900: Monash Publications in Geography, 37. Melbourne: Department of Geographical and Environmental Science, Monash University.
  • Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Krishna-Pillay, Sharnthi. 1996. Dictionary of Keerraywoorroong and related dialects. Warrnambool, Vic.: Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, 1996. (L G382.003/1)
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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VIC
Location information: 

... the country at Lake Corangamite. Mount Emu Creek formed the western boundary, and Lake Elingamite the southern. The eastern boundary was probably formed by the Wardy Yallock River near Cressy, along its western bank to Lake Corangamite, along the eastern shore of the lake, then south to the Gellibrand River. The northern boundary went from Cressy in a west north west direction, slightly to the north of Mt. Elephant to Mount Emu Creek (Clark 1990:177) ... a dialect of the Comperdown area (Blake 2003:12)

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Speakers
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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).

Documentation
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Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUP Bungandik/Kuurn-Kopan-Noot subgroup* Tjarcote Kuurn-Kopan-Noot (Gournditch-Mara, Gu:nditj-mara) further dialects: Peek-Whurrung, Koort-Kirrup(?), Dhautgart (wurru), Tjarcote
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)