S92: Wathurung

AIATSIS code: 
S92
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wathurung

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Thesaurus heading language
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Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
Wathaurung, Wadthaurung, Wudjawurung, Witowurung, Witowurrong, Witawurong, Witowro, Witoura, Wuddyawurru, Wiityahuuroong, Wooeewoorong,
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Synonyms
Wathaurung, Wadthaurung, Wudjawurung, Witowurung, Witowurrong, Witawurong, Witowro, Witoura, Wuddyawurru, Wiityahuuroong, Wooeewoorong
Comment
Comments: 
The name Wathurung is extremely similar to the various forms of the name associated with S29 (e.g. Wadhurung, Wada:wurung, Wathaurung). Two sources make a distinction between Wathurung and 'Wudjawuru', O'Grady, Vogelin and Voegelin (1966) and Wurm (1972). All other sources include Wathurung within the group of variations of the form Wathawurung S29. Given that neither source presents any contrastive data, it seems likely that Wathurung is in fact a variant of Wathawurung S29. Consequently, Wathurung is listed as unconfirmed.
References: 
  • O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
  • Wurm, S. A. 1972. Languages of Australia and Tasmania. The Hague: Mouton.
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Unconfirmed
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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
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Gulyan Wathurung
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Gulyan Wathurung