W66: Kongal-marawar

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W66
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Kongal-marawar

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Kongal-marawar - South-western' is one of three Noongar W41 dialects described on the Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre web site, referred to as the Wardandi Dordenap dialect in previous project publications. The web site mentions that this dialect is characterised by words ending in 'er', e.g. yorker, bilyer, yongker. According to Noongar Boodjar, the other two dialects are Djiraly - Northern W65 and Kongal-boyal - South-eastern W67. They note that these 'dialect regions are an approximation of how the original 14 recognised Noongar Clans have been drawn into 3 main dialects.' See also Noongar / Nyungar W41 for a summary of the many different dialects reported across the various sources.
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Murray River east to Kojonup and south to Augusta.
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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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