Bodaruwitj

Bodaruwitj country is in the south east of the state reaching to the Victorian border, including the towns of Bordertown and Keith.
The Bodaruwitj language lies north of the Bunganditj language, and inland from the Maintangk and Tanganikald languages (of the Ngarrindjeri language group).

AIATSIS id : S.15

VARIATIONS

Bedaruwidj (used by AITSIS), Bindjali, Bodaruwidj, Bunyalli, Cangarabaluk, Coolucooluk (group name), Dadiera, Djadjala, Jaran (language name), Kangara-balak (of the Tanganekald, ['kangara] = east, ['balak] = people), Padtha-way tribe, Polenjunga, Polin-junga (group name), Potangola (alternative term), Potaruwutj, Potaruwutji, Tatiara (a place name, also a group), Tatiarra, Tattayarra, Tyattyalla, Tyattyalli, Tyatyalli, Tyedduwurrung, Tyeddyuwurru, Wepul-prap (Tanganekald term, means 'southern people'), Wereka (wereka = no), Wereka-tyalli, Werekarait, Wergaia, Wimmera, Wirigirek (a northern group; Wirrega, a place name), Woychibirik, Wra-gar-ite, Yaran.

 DISCLAIMER:  The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the  AIATSIS  website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.

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The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the AIATSIS website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.

+ Reference and Source Archive

CONDON, H. T. (Herbert Thomas). 1955. Aboriginal bird names - South Australia, pt 1 & 2. South Australian ornithologist -- 1955; 21(6/7); 74-88; (8); 91-8. [[Annotation: Bird names in Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Gugada, Antakarinya, Mirning, Wirangu, Yankunytjatjara, Wailbi, Wiljagali, Narangga, Kaurna, Ngadjuri, Bungandidj, Yawarawarga, Potaruwutj, Narrinyeri, Kujani, Yadliyawarra, Parnkala, Warki, Arabana, Dieri, Wangganguru, Ngamini, Nawu, Ngayawung, Nugunu & Ngalea. The wordlists have been taken from various other sources.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia and other libraries.]]

CURR, E.M. & GOODALL, W. 1887. Languages of Western Victoria. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne. Government Printer: Vol. 3, pp. 469-495. [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

DIXON, R. M. W. (Robert Malcolm Ward), (1939-). 1974. Vocabulary from the Bordertown language. Bordertown, 1974. [[AIATSIS print collection - Tape A3181b (A.I.A.S.).]]

DIXON, R. M. W. (Robert Malcolm Ward). 1973-1974. Bindjali elicitation from Bordertown, SA; Nyawaygi elicitation from Ingham, QLD. AIATSIS sound collection. [Archive No.: 03181. Field tape numbers: S1, Y107. Bindjali speaker: Bertie Pinkie.]

GOODALL, W. 1887. Hopkins River. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne. Government Printer: Vol. 3, pp. 494-495. [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

HAYNES, William. 1887. The Tatiarra country. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne. Government Printer: Vol. 3, pp. 456-459. [[Approx. 200 words in two slightly different word lists. [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

LAWSON, R. 1879. The Padthaway tribe. In Taplin, George. The Folklore, Manners, Customs and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines : gathered from inquiries made by authority of South Australian Government. Adelaide: Govt.printer. pp.58-59. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

MATHEWS, Robert Hamilton,(1841-1918). 1868-1912. Notebooks, c.1868-1912. AIATSIS print collection MS 299 [[Includes Wimmera (Tyattyalli), Tyedduwurrung.]]

MATHEWS, Robert Hamilton. 1880-1912. Australian languages material: field notes. AIATSIS print collection [[Tayattyalla language Items 37, 57; Tyed-dyu-wurru language Items 50, 54.]]

MATHEWS, Robert Hamilton. 1902. The Aboriginal languages of Victoria. Royal Society of New South Wales - Journal and Proceedings, v.36, 1902; 71-106. [[Grammatical structure of Tyattyalla; vocabularies of Tyattyalla and Brabirrawulung (approximately 300 words).] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

MATHEWS, Robert Hamilton. 1903. Native languages of Victoria. American Anthropologist - 1903; v.5; pp.380-382. [[Tyattyalla language mentioned – possibly a brief grammar] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

MATHEWS, Robert Hamilton. 1904. Die Sprache des Tyeddyuwurru-Stammes der Eingebornen [sic] von Victoria. Anthropologische Gesellschaft in Wien - Mitteilungen, Vol.34: pp.71-76. [[Gives outline of grammar Bedaruwidj / Tatiara language [nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions.] [AIATSIS print collection.]]

RAY, Sidney H. (Sidney Herbert),(1858-1939). 1925. Aboriginal languages. In Illustrated Australian Encyclopaedia, v.11: p.215. [[A few words.] [AIATSIS print collection.] ]

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM. 1930 - 1966. Copies of tapes made originally by E.H. Davies and Norman B. Tindale of songs and cultural discussions. [[AIATSIS sound collection. Archive Nos.: 09564 - 09693. Field tape numbers: 1 - 22, 32 - 155]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett),( 1900-1993). 1941. Native songs of the south-east of South Australia: part II. Royal Society of South Australia – Transactions 65: pp.233-243. VIEW HERE [[This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1931-1934. ‘Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume I. 1931-1934 with some earlier notes copied in.’ [Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/1/33/1 [a Tangane vocabulary. The latter includes Tangane (approx. 460), Tatiara (approx. 9), Yaralde (11), Potaruwutj (approx. 40) words.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1934-1940. ‘Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume II. 1934- [1940].’ [[Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/1/33/2.] ]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1938-1956. ‘Journal of Researches in the South East of S. Australia by Norman B. Tindale. Volume III. 1938-1956.’ [[Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/1/33/3.] ]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1931 - c.1991 ‘Vocabularies: Bunganditj.’ [[Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/5] [Some Potaruwutj cards included.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1931 - c.1991 ‘Vocabularies: Potaruwutj.’ [Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/16 [Based on the informant Milerum, aka Clarence Long from his mother.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1930 - c.1991. ‘Place Names: drafts for text.’ [Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/10/2 [See Notes for Potaruwutj place names.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1932 - c.1991 ‘Potaruwutj Place names: S.E. of S. Australia, N.B. Tindale ms.’ [Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/47 [Milerum, aka Clarence Long & Alf Watson are the main sources.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1931 - c.1962 ‘Potaruwutj, Tatiara S.A., English-Native, Tindale (Unpublished).’ [[Held at the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/2/30.]]

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