A53: BANYJIMA

AIATSIS Code: 
A53
AIATSIS Reference name: 
BANYJIMA

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Banyjima language
ABS Name
Banyjima
Horton Name
Banjima
Ethnologue name
Panytyima
ISO 639-3 code
pnw
Tindale name
Pandjima
Thesaurus heading
Banjima language (A53) (WA SF50-11)
Tindale (1974)
Mandanjongo (top people; applied by Njamal to plateau dwellers including the Pandjima and Indjibandi), Bandjima (as pronounced by western tribespeople), Panjima, Pand'ima.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Panjima
Glottocode
pany1241
Other sources
Banyjima [Wangka Maya] Panyjima [Dench 1991$1458] Bunjima, Bundgima [WMPALC 2010$7238] Paanjima [Dixon 2011:33$7367]
Synonyms
Banyjima
Panyjima
Panjtjima
Panytyima
Banjima
Bandjima
Mandanjongo
Papupadu
BanjimaBanyjima
Mandara
Paanjima
Pandima
Pandjima
Panjima
PanyjimaBanydyima
Comment
Language comment
According to Dench (1991:126), speakers recognise two named dialects of Panyjima (A53): Pantikura A76 and Mijaranypa A77. Dench also notes the differing dialect names reported in O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966), Rtukurr and Milyaranpa. He explains that Milyaranpa is most likely Mijaranypa and that Rtukurr is possibly the word for 'straight' or 'correct', thukurrpa, a term which is often applied to a particular language variety or speech style.
References

Dench, Alan. 1991. Panyjima. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 4, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 124-243. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
O’Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
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.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2010. Banyjima topical wordlist with accompanying audio and illustrations. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
... originally spoken in the tablelands of the Hamersley Range… today most of the speakers of the language live in the coastal town of Onslow. Others live in Roebourne and other Pilbara towns, and on a number of pastoral leases in the area (Dench 1991:125). Upper plateau of the Hamersley Range south of the Fortescue River; east to Weediwolli Creek near Marillana; south to near Rocklea, on the upper branches of Turee Creek east to the Kunderong Range (Tindale 1974). Bandjima should be east of Kurrama, Wittenoom and Tom Price (Palmer in Sutton 1995:99). Banyjima country includes the territory from the upper plateau of the Hammersley Range south of the Fortescue River; east to Weeliwolli Creek near Marillana; south to Rocklea, on the upper branches of Turee Creek east to the Kunderong Range (Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre 2010: Introduction). Contemporary location: Speakers live in Tom Price, Port Hedland, Onslow and Roebourne (Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre 2010: Introduction).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Dench, Alan. 1995. Martuthunira, a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. 1976. The Aboriginal languages of the south-west of Australia, 2nd edn. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Kariyarra wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dench, Alan. 1991. Panyjima. In The handbook of Australian languages, vol. 4, eds RMW Dixon and B Blake. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Banyjima wordlist. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. Dench, Alan. Panyjima, ASEDA 0375. Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2010. Banyjima topical wordlist with accompanying audio and illustrations. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. (With accompanying audio CD.)
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Carl von Brandenstein, Alan Dench, Geoff O’Grady, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestInland NgayardaPanytyimaPanytyima [dialects: Related to Yinawongga, Ngarlawangga, Ngarla, Tjurruru, which may be extinct, and Nyamal.]
Dixon (2002)GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUPPilbara/Ngayarta areal groupPanyjima (Panjtjima)Panyjima (Panjtjima) Dench (1991) dialects: Pantikura, Mitjaranjpa; and Yinhawangka (may be a separate language)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestPanytyima
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestInland NgayardaPanytyima
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)Inland NgayardaBandjima
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgayardaPandjima
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgayardaPandjima