S86: Pirtpirtwurrung

AIATSIS code: 
S86
AIATSIS reference name: 
Pirtpirtwurrung

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Tindale (1974)
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Other sources
Pirt pirt wurrung, Pirt kopan noot, Bird Bird Wurung, Birdbird wurrung [Clark 1990:106] Pirt Pirt wurrung [VACL]
Synonyms
Pirt pirt wurrung, Pirt kopan noot, Bird Bird Wurung, Birdbird wurrung
Comment
Comments: 
On the basis of Aboriginal Protectorate records and Dawson (1881), Clark (1996, 2005) identifies three related dialects: Pirtpirtwurrung, Knenknenwurrung S26.1 and Djabwurrung S26. Clark uses Djabwurrung as both language and dialect name based on the fact that Dawson refers to Djab wurrung S26 as one of four main languages spoken in western Victoria (Clark 2005:11). Documentation on Djabwurrung S26 may be relevant.
References: 
  • 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. 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.
  • Dawson, James. 1881. Australian Aborigines: the languages and customs of several tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson.
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Confirmed
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VIC
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)