Y127: Girramay

AIATSIS code: 
Y127
AIATSIS reference name: 
Girramay

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Girramay
Horton name
Djirbalngan (Giramay/Keramai)
Ethnologue name
Dyirbal [Girramay]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Keramai
Tindale (1974)
Kiramai, Giramai, Giramay, Giramaygan, Kirrama, Kirrami, Kerrami, Wombelbara (Warakamai term), ['jir:a] = man.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kiramay, Kiramai, Wombelbara
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Dyirbal, man
Comment
Comments: 

Dixon describes this as a dialect of Dyirbal Y123; Giramay (Y127) is spoken by Giramaygan people (1972:23-24).

Other Dyirbal language varieties are: Dyiru Y124 (Dyirubagala people), Ngadyan Y121 (Ngadyandyi people), Dyirbal Y123 (Dyirbalngan or Dyirbaldyi people) and Mamu Y122 (Waribara, Dulgubara, Bagirigabara, Dyiribara Y151 and Mandubara peoples) (1972:24, 2002).

 

References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bob Dixon, Margaret Elizabeth Lawrie, Norman Tindale,
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates9
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS10
2005Estimate10
2006Census28
2011Census63
2016Census44

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic   Dyirbal [Girramay] Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)   HERBERT RIVER GROUP   Girramay Dyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic   Girramay Dyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Djirbalic   Giramay  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Dyirbalic Giramay  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Keramai