S95: Djilamatang

AIATSIS code: 
S95
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djilamatang

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Tindale name
Djilamatang
Tindale (1974)
Waananga = no, ['djere] == man.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Waananga, man
Comment
Comments: 
Tindale (1974) says that Curr's vocabulary (Upper Murray, vol. 3, pp. 562-563) could be on Djilamatang but Oates (1975:412) says this vocabulary is possibly on Dhudhruwa S44. According to Blake and Reid (1999:17), no language data on Djilamatang is available and, based on location, they suggest that the Djilamatang spoke Dhudhuroa S44 or something similar. Clark (2005:11) also treats Djilamatang as part of Dhudhuroa. Based on the information available, Djilamatang is unlikely to be a language name. Accordingly it is listed as unconfirmed.
References: 
  • Blake, Barry, and Julie Reid. 1999. Pallanganmiddang: a language of the Upper Murray. Aboriginal History 23:1-14.
  • Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Michell, Esq. 1887. Upper Murray. In The Australian Race, vol. 3, ed. E.M. Curr, pp. 562-63. Melbourne: John Farnes, Government Printer.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
... west of Mount Kosciusko and on the upper headwaters of the Murray River. At enmity with the Jaitmathang, Walgalu, and Ngarigo, who, on the only occasion in post-European times when there was intertribal action in the Albury area, united to exterminate the Djilamatang people (see also Duduroa). T. W. Mitchell, M.L.A., confirmed that data passed to Curr and Smyth by his grandparent belonged to this tribe and he supplied further details of boundaries. (Tindale 1979).
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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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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)