A120: Yirrakalan

AIATSIS Code: 
A120
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yirrakalan

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Comment
Language comment
According to von Brandenstein (1969 in Thieberger 1993), Pidungu (A40) has at least three dialects. Seen from Peak Hill, they are Yirrakalan A120 (south but north of Meekatharra), Ngarrka A118 (east) and Kurdun A119 (west). There appears to be no language data supplied for these dialects. However, Oates & Oates (1970) also make reference to Ngarrga(warngga) A118 as a dialect of Bedengo (A40) (though the other two names are not mentioned) and say that von Brandenstein collected vocabulary. Documentation for Birdungu A40 may be relevant.
References

Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1969. Diary XVIII. Diaries, 1964-1969. MS 1746.
Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region: Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Location
Location information
... south of Peak Hill but north of Meekatharra (von Brandenstein, in Thieberger 1993).
Speakers
Documentation
Document Score: 
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Classification
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