A34: Mangu

AIATSIS code: 
A34
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mangu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Manyjilyjarra (Mangu)
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Mangu language A34
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mangu language (A34) (WA SG50-08)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Manyjilyjarra
Comment
Comments: 
This name is mentioned in Berndt (1942:328) who mentions the connection between 'the spinifex people at Laverton' and the 'tribes to their west, such as the 'Waul'wu'lu', 'W?rda and 'Ma?'u' (A34). Capell's Linguistic Survey (1963) lists the last of these, Mangu/'Ma?'u. It seems that the only data available on Mangu comprises three pronouns listed by Brown (MS 1349), who does not quote the source and says 'precise location unknown, but probably somewhere in central WA'. On Berndt's map (1942), 'Ma?'u (A34) is west of Lake Nabberu and Lake Gregory, not west of Laverton as stated in his text (1942:328). Mangu might be a mishearing of Marrngu, a group name covering languages found north of Lake Gregory, such as Nyangumarta A61, and Brown's data may be from one or a combination of Marrngu languages. Thieberger lists Mangu as a name associated with Western Desert A80 language (1993: 397).
References: 
  • Berndt, Ronald & Catherine Berndt. 1942. A preliminary report of field work in the Ooldea region, western South Australia. Oceania, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 305-30. (RS 57/11)
  • Brown, Malcolm. 1979. Morphological reconstruction of proto-Western Desert, Australian National University: BA (Hons). (MS 1349).
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Thieberger, N. 1993. Handbook of the Western Australian Aboriginal Languages South of the Kimberley Region. Pacific Linguistics Series C-124. Canberra: RSPAS, ANU.
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Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Northeast of Peak Hill (map in Oates & Oates 1970). ... west of Laverton (Berndt 1942:328).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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
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Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)