Yued

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Noongar language groups

Yued, also called Juat is the name of the Noongar dialectical group which is located north of Perth.

Name

According to Ngepal, the last traditional male survivor of the Whadjuk tribe, the ethnonym was pronounced as I:wat.[1] Juat meant "no".[1]

Country

The Juat's traditional lands encompassed an estimated 6,500 square miles (17,000 km2), in the area north of Perth. It included Gingin, Moora, New Norcia and ran along the Moore River, and Cape Leschenault. The northernmost boundary was around Hill River. The eastern inland frontier was about Miling and the Victoria Plains.[1]

Social organization

The Juat had six classificatory terms for their marriage sections:

  • Tirarop
  • N-Oiognop
  • Palarop
  • Tondorop
  • Mondorop
  • Jitagiok[2]

Alternative names

  • I:wat.
  • Yued.
  • New Norcia tribe.
  • Minnalyungar (an exonym by northern tribes, signifying "southerners")
  • Jaburu-jungara. (Whadjuk exonym, bearing the sense of "northerners" (jaburu=north))
  • Tirarop.
  • Jabanwongi. (language name)[1]

Some words

  • mamman (father)
  • n-angan (mother)
  • dura umbanon (domesticated dog)
  • dura waiwe (wild dog)
  • culanmede (young man)
  • nitin/chiargar (white man)
  • kaya (no)[3]

Notes

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d Tindale 1974, p. 243.
  2. ^ Salvado 1886, p. 320.
  3. ^ Salvado 1886, pp. 318–319.

Sources


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