A18: Muliara

AIATSIS Code: 
A18
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Muliara

tab group

Name
Synonyms
Majanna
Maldjana
Malleyearra
Meloria
Muliarra
Wadjari
Baialdju
Cheangwa
Iirrawad ari
Irawadjari
Jamadji
Kurduwonga
Kurduwongga
Maliara
Miliara
Miliarra
Pidong
Wadarri
Wadgaree
Wadjeri
Waian wonga
Wajari
Wajeri
Wajjari
Wardal
Yajeri
Yamaidyi
Tindale name
Wadjari (Maliara)
Thesaurus heading
Mulyara language (A18) (WA SG50-10)
Tindale (1974)
Baialdju (Widi name), Cheangwa (a place name south of the middle Sanford River), Iirrawad-'ari, Irawadjari, Jamadji (general term for aborigines in contrast with white men-not a tribal term), Kurduwonga, Kurduwongga (see above), Maliara (means 'east' and is merely a directional term applied to some hordes in the Sanford River area), Miliara, Miliarra, Pidong (general term of disrespect meaning 'rock hole people' applied to those who depend on precarious water supplies), Wad'arri, Wadgaree, Wadjeri, Waian-wonga, Wajari, Wajeri, Wajjari, Wardal (of the Barimaia means 'west’ hence by extension ‘westerns’), Yajeri (typographical error for Wajeri), Yamaidyi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Malleyearra, Meloria
Comment
Language comment
According to Marmion (2006 p.c.), from what Tindale (1974) and Douglas (1981) say, Mulyara, which means 'east', could refer to eastern Wajarri people A39 or to Western Desert people A80, who were their eastern neighbours. That is, its reference to 'east' differs depending on the context.
References

Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Douglas, Wilfrid. 1981. Watjarri. In Handbook of Australian languages, Vol. 2, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 196-272. Canberra: ANU Press.
Gifford, Edric F. 1886. Upper Sandford : Muliarra tribe. In Curr , E.M. The Australian Race , v.1, 375-379.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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
Potential Data
Location
Location information
Mt Luke, Mt Parr, Willow Vale (Oates 1975:85). North of Sandford River, on Roderick River, WA (Oates & Oates 1970:59, Capell).
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)KarduMuliara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KarduMuliara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKarduMuliara

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