A19: Wardal

AIATSIS Code: 
A19
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wardal

tab group

Name
Synonyms
Wawula
Madoitja
Wirdinja
Wajari
Wardalj
Tjitijamba
Tjitjijamba
Waula
Horton Name
Wawula (Wardal)
Tindale name
Wardal
Thesaurus heading
Wardal language (A19) (WA SG50-15)
Tindale (1974)
Tjitijamba (an indeterminate term sometimes given for this tribe), Tjitjijamba, Waula (means 'northerners' applied by Pini).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wajari
Comment
Language comment
According to Bates (1913), Wardal means 'north' and refers to a group who speaks Wajarri A39, while Tindale says the basic meaning of Wardal is 'west' or by extension 'westerners'. Thus, it seems Wardal may be a compass term and not refer to a specific language.
References

Bates, Daisy M. 1913. Aboriginal names of places. Science of Man 14(4):74-76.
Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1967. The language situation in the Pilbara - past and present. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 2, 1-20a, + 27 maps. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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
West and northwest of Lake Carnegie to Goodwin Soak on the Canning Stock Route, thence west to the Old Bald Hill Station near Beyond Bluff. South to near Lake Nabberu (Tindale 1974)
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates - unclear status)
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiWardalj
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KarduWardal
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKarduWardal

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