S80: Wirngilgnad dhalinanong

AIATSIS code: 
S80
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wirngilgnad dhalinanong

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Other sources
Wirngnilgnad dhalinanong, Wirngilg-nad-dhalinanong, Wirngill gnatt tallinanong [Clark 1990:207] Wirngilgnad dhalinanong [VACL]
Synonyms
Wirngnilgnad dhalinanong, Wirngilg nad dhalinanong, Wirngill gnatt tallinanong
Comment
Comments: 

Clark (1990:192, 2005:13) treats Wirngilgnad-dhalinanong is a 'sub-dialect' of Giraiwurrung S25, noting that these two were part of a dialect continuum with a number of other varieties, among them Dhauwurdwurrung S20 and Djargurdwurrung S73

Blake (2003:8-12), referencing Dawson (1881), includes Kirrae wuurong (Kiriwurrung) S25 and Wirngill gnat tallinanong (S80) as two of eight dialects comprising the Warrnambool language, the others being Katubanuut S71, Warn tallin (Warn thalayn) S73, Kii wuurong (Kayiwurrung) S74, Kuurn kopan not (Kurnkupanut) S75, Peek whurrong (Pikwurrung) S77 and Wuluwurrung S81. In his Bunganditj sketch grammar, Blake (2003:xii) notes that the community has adopted the name Keerraywoorroong for this language.

In her 'Dictionary of Keerraywoorroong and related dialects', Krishna-Pillay (1996:17-18) describes seven closely related dialects but makes no mention of Wirngilgnad dhalinanong. The list of dialects partially overlaps with Blake's, with the addition of Thawoortwoorrong (Dhauhurtwurru) S20 and the omission of S71 and S80. The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages follows Clark in treating Keerray Woorroong 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.
  • Dawson, James. 1881. Australian Aborigines: the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson.
  • 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: 

Yarro weetch 'Forest country' between Cape Otway and the Hopkins River (Blake 2003:9).

 

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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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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)