S87: Nundadjali

AIATSIS code: 
S87
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nundadjali

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Tindale (1974)
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Howitt's (1880, 1904) 'Mukjarawaint' and Curr's (1887) 'Brapkut' appear to be variants of Nundadjali [Clark 2005:14]; Nurndar dialect, Nundatyalli (according to Mathews a southern dialect name; Druah = man, grammatical construction partly resembles the Bungandity & partly the Tyattyalli), Nunda nunda tyalli, Nunda-tyalli, Nandatjali (according to Tindale 1974 means 'good speech, tongue or language) Mukja:dwen, Mukjarawaint (muk = short, considered a southern group of Wotjobaluk by Tindale 1974 and a alt/var of Jaadwa), Mukjaranaint (mitranscription), Mukjarravaint, Muk-jarawaint (considered a section of Wotjobaluk by Massola 1969c), Muk jara-weint (branch of the Wotjoballiuk according to Howitt Papers SLV), Mukjarrawaint, Unk Jarawaint, Mukjaraivant, Mukjarawamt, Mokepille (Mukpilli) (according to Cameron to Howitt 1884 an alternative to Mukjarawaint), Brapkut language (according to Tindale 1974 a dialect name of the southern hordes) [Clark 1990:254] Nundadjali [VACL]
Synonyms
Nundatyalli, Howitts Mukjarawaint, Currs Brapkut appear to be variants of Nundadjali
Comment
Comments: 
Clark (1990:236) says that Mathews' notes suggest three dialects of Jardwadjali S27: the southern dialect, Nundadjali; the Horsham dialect, Jabbadjali / Yardwadjali S27; and the Lake Buloke dialect, Jagwadjali S84. Clark goes on to discuss the uncertain status of Mardidjali S16, meaning 'abrupt' or 'hard to understand' speech, which he says is probably a 'dialect of Jardwadjali or possibly Wergaia S27' (p. 237). In his later work, Clark (2005:14) includes all four varieties - Jardwadjali, Nundadjali, Jagwadjali and Mardidjali - as dialects of the same language, which he terms Jardwadjali (thus using Jardwadjali as both language and dialect name). Documentation on Jardwadjali S27 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. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
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VIC
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... along the upper Glenelg River (Clark 2005:14)
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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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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKulin subgroup*NundatyalliWemba-Wemba Hercus (1986) further dialects: Baraba-Baraba, Madhi-Madhi, Wadi-Wadi, Ladji-Ladji, Nari-Nari, Wergaya, Djadjala, Wutjabulak, Martijali, Buibatyalli, Nundatyalli, Jab-wurrung, Pirt-Koopen-Noot, Jaja-wurrung
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)