A4: Kalaamaya

AIATSIS Code: 
A4
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kalaamaya

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Kalaamaya
Ethnologue name
Nyunga [Karlamay]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kalamaia
Thesaurus heading
Kalaamaya / Karlamay language (A4) (WA SH50-12)
Tindale (1974)
Ka'la:mai, Kalamaya, Kalamai (valid short form), Jungaa (means 'men'), Jungal, Yungar, Youngar, Youngal, Takalako (Njakinjaki term), Njindango, Natingero, Jawan (name for their northwestern hordes), Jaburu (means north), Yabro (poor spelling of Jaburu).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Takalako, Njindango, Natingero
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Karlamay
Nyunga
Galamaia
Jabururru
Jawan
Kalamaia
Kelamai
Natingero
Takalako
Watjanmay
Yabro
Galamai
Galamaya
Jaburu
Jungaa
Jungal
Kala:mai
Kaallarmaay
Kalamai
Kalamay
Kalamaya
Njindango
Youngal
Youngar
Yungar
Galamay
Comment
Language comment
The classification of this language is uncertain. Douglas (1968:3) treats this as the eastern dialect of Njuŋar W41 while O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) list it as a first-order subgroup of Mirniny. Further, both Tindale and O'Grady et al. list Natingero A95 as an alternative name of Kalaamaya, but Natingero appears to refer to another language.
References

Douglas, Wilfrid H. 1968. The Aboriginal languages of south-west Australia: speech forms in current use and a technical description of Njungar: Australian Aboriginal Studies 14, Linguistic Series 4. Canberra: AIAS.
O’Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
... between Merredin and Kalgoorlie (Douglas 1968:3). At Boorabbin and Southern Cross; east to Bullabull-ing, north to Youanmi, Lake Barlee, and Pigeon Rocks; west to Burracoppin, Mukinbudin, Kalannie, and Lake Moore; south to about Mount Holland in the Parker Range (Tindale 1974).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. 1976. The Aboriginal languages of the south-west of Australia, 2nd edn. Canberra: AIAS
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
0 0 0 0
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
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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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Carl von Brandenstein, Wilfrid Douglas, Janet Sharp
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Nyungar Nyunga [Karlamay] Nyunga [Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, Whadjuk.]
Dixon (2002)   WESTERN BIGHT GROUP   Karlamay Karlamay
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Karlamay  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Nyungar Karlamay  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Wadjari Galamay  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Nyungar Karlamay  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Mirniny Kalamai