A26: Djalgandi

AIATSIS code: 
A26
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djalgandi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Tjalkanti
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tjalkadjara
Thesaurus heading language
Djalgandi language A26
Thesaurus heading (old)
Djalgandi language (A26) (WA SG51-15)
Tindale (1974)
Talkumara and Tjalkandjara (valid alternatives), Tjalkakari (means 'come this way'), Wordako (language name), Tjalkani, Djalgani, Djalgandi, Tjalgandi, Erlistoun tribe (of Mathews), Dituwonga (language name given by Waljen).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Barduwonga
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Tjalkanti, Tjalkadjara, Barduwonga, Djalgadjara, Barduwanga, Talkumara, Tjalkandjara, Tjalkakari, Wordako, Tjalkani, Djalgani, Tjalgandi, Erlistoun tribe, Dituwonga
Comment
Comments: 
The identity of Djalgandi is not clear but Bates (who uses the term Barduwonga) and possibly von Brandenstein collected data. See also Western Desert language A80.
References: 
  • Baker, George. 1957. The role of Australites in Aboriginal customs. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria. No 22. Part 8. Meneralogy Series No.1.
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1959. The concept of the tribe in the Western Desert of Australia. Oceania 30(2):81-107.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Northeast of Laverton to Lake Throssell; west nearly to Darlot; at Erlistoun; north to Lake Wells (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Catalogue
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Programs
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West Djalgadjara
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Djalgadjara
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Djalgadjara, Barduwanga
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Tjalkadjara
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Tjalkadjara