A43: Ngaatjatjarra

AIATSIS Code: 
A43
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngaatjatjarra

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Ngaanyatjarra (Ngaadjadjara)
Horton Name
Ngatatjara
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngadadjara
Thesaurus heading
Ngaatjatjara language (A43) (WA SG50-12)
Tindale (1974)
Jabungadja ('mountain Ngadja' i.e. Ngadadjara of Rawlinson Ranges), Ku:rara (name given by Pitjandjara to people of Rawlinson Ranges), Nadadjara, Nga:da (short form of name), Nga:dapitjardi (name applied by western people to hordes near Blackstone Ranges), Ngad-adara, Ngadatara (Pitjandjara term), Ngadatjara, Ngadawongga, Ngadjatara, Nganadjara (name used by Warburton Range hordes for those northeast toward the Rawlinson Ranges also shortened to Ngan:a), Ngatatara (misprint), Ngatatjara, Rumudjara, Teitudjara (name used by Nan:a to west), Wan:udjara (eastern Ngadadjara name for their northern hordes at Giles ['Julia] in the Rawlinson Ranges), Warara (name used for the northeastern hordes), Wirtjandja (alternative name), Witjandja (name of the people of the Warburton Range horde)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngadadjara
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Ngaatjatjarr
Ngaanyatjarra
Ngaadjadjara
Ngatatjara
Ngadadjara
Bidungu
Madutjara
Maliar:a
Nalada
Ngaatjatarra
Ngada
Ngadawangga
Ngadawongga
Ngadhawonga
Ngaiawongga
Ngaiu wonga
Ngajawonga
Ngarawonga
Ngarga
Ngargawonga
Ngayawangga
Nyadadjara
Pidungu
Tekateka
Wallawee
WaulaNgaadadjara
Ngadatjara
Jabungadja
Ku:rara
Nadadjara
Nga:da
Nga:dapitjardi
Ngad adara
Ngadatara
Ngadjatara
Nganadjara
Ngatatara
Rumudjara
Teitudjara
Wan:udjara
Warara
Wirtjandja
Witjandja
Comment
Language comment
This is very close to Ngaanyatjarra A38, another dialect of the Western Desert language A80, according to Glass, Hackett and Newberry (2003).
References

Glass, Amee, Dorothy Hackett, and Bernard Newberry eds. 2003. Ngaanyatjarra-Ngaatjatjarra to English dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
in the Jameson and Blackstone ranges area, and as far as the Rawlinson Ranges to the north and to Lake Hopkins in the north-east (Glass, Hackett & Newberry 2003:1).
Maps
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- 700 1000+ 989 12 - 12 -
Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
de Graaf, Mark. 1968. The Ngadadara at Warburton Ranges, University of Western Australia: BA (Hons).
Dictionary: 
Glass, Amee, Dorothy Hackett and Bernard Newberry. 2003. Ngaanyatjarra & Ngaatjatjarra to English Dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Amee Glass & Dorothy Hackett (Ngaanyatjarra Bible Project), Richard Gould, Laurent Dousset (mainly on kinship and social relationships.)
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)       Ngaatjatjarr The Western Desert language. dialects: (a) Warnman, (b) Yulparitja, (c) Manjtjiltjara (or Martu Wangka), (d) Kartutjarra, (e) Kukatja, (f) Pintupi, (g) Luritja, (h) Ngaatjatjarr, (i) Ngaanjatjarra, G) Wangkatha, (k) Wangatja, (l) Ngaliya, (m) Pitjantjatjarra, (n) Yankuntjatjarra, (o) Kukarta
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Ngaadjadjara  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Ngaadjadjara  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Ngaadjadjara  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Ngadatjara  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Ngadatjara