A30: Ngadawanga

AIATSIS code: 
A30
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngadawanga

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngaiawongga (alternative for Tjupany)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngaiawongga
Thesaurus heading language
Ngadawanga language A30
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngadawanga language (A30) (WA SG50-08)
Tindale (1974)
Ngajawonga, Ngaiu-wonga, Ngadhawonga, Ngarga-wonga, Maliar:a (applied by Wadjari, basic meaning 'east'), Wallawe, Waula (means 'west' or 'northwest,' applied by Koara), Pidungu ('rock hole' people-a general term), Madutjara (name used by the Pini).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngadhawonga, Ngarawonga
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Ngaiawongga, alternative for Tjupany, Madoitja, Ngadawongga, Ngadhawonga, Ngarawonga, Bidungu/Ngayawanga/Ngadawanga, Ngajawonga, Ngaiu wonga, Ngarga wonga, Maliar:a, Wallawe, Waula, Pidungu, Madutjara
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:06) lists Ngadawanga under Bidungu A40, but the identity of Bidungu is itself uncertain and may not refer to a specific language variety. According to Oates (1975), von Brandenstein reported Ngayawanga (A30) as an alternative name of Bidungu A40, a name which Daisy Bates equated with Ngadawanga. Oates says that Bates reported two dialects of Ngaiawonga (A30): a northern dialect, north of Wiluna, and a southern dialect associated with Lake Way, Wiluna, Mt Sir Samuel and Lawler's Range. Bates's analysis was informed by a body of some texts and a 100-word vocabulary she collected. Oates ventures that Bidungu A40 may be the cover term and Ngaiawanga and Ngadawanga the names of the dialects, though she also notes that Hudson believes Bidungu A40 to be only a geographical term. Note, though, that other dialects are reported for Birdungu. See A40 for details.
References: 
  • 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.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Potential no data
Location
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WA
Location information: 

Meekatharra north to Gascoyne River; at Mount Maitland and Robinson Range; east to Wiluna and Lakes Way and King; at Peak Hill and Murchison West (Tindale 1974).

Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Bidungu/Ngayawanga/Ngadawanga  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Ngadawongga  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Ngadawongga