Garadjari language

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Garadjari
Karajarri
RegionWestern Australia
EthnicityKarajarri
Native speakers
41 (2016 census)[1]
Dialects
  • Najanaja (Murrkut/Murgud)
  • Nawurtu (Naurdu)
  • Nangu
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3gbd
Glottologkara1476[2]
AIATSIS[3]A64

Garadjari (Karajarri, many other spellings; see below) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by the Karajarri people.

Name[edit]

The name has many spelling variants, including:

  • Garadjari (used by A Grammar of Garadjari)
  • Garadjiri
  • Garadyari
  • Garadyaria
  • Gard'are
  • Karadjeri (used by Ethnologue)
  • Karajarri (used by the Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages and is the spelling selected by the Karajarri people for their native title claims[4][5])
  • Karatjarri (used by Australian Languages)
  • Karatyarri
  • Karrajarra
  • Karrajarri

Kurajarra / Guradjara is sometimes confused with Garadjari, but it appears to have been a separate language.[3]

References[edit]

  • Dixon, R. M. W. (2002). Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521473780, ISBN 978-0-521-47378-1.
  • Sands, Anna Kristina (1989). A Grammar of Garadjari, Western Australia.
  • Thieberger, Nicholas (1993). Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages South of the Kimberley Region. Pacific Linguistics.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ABS. "Census 2016, Language spoken at home by Sex (SA2+)". stat.data.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Karadjeri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b A64 Garadjari at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  4. ^ http://www.nntt.gov.au/Applications-And-Determinations/Search-Determinations/Pages/Karajarri_People_Area_A_WC002.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.nntt.gov.au/Applications-And-Determinations/Search-Determinations/Pages/Karajarri_People_Area_B_WC002.aspx