A62: Warnman

AIATSIS Code: 
A62
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Warnman

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Warnman
Horton Name
Mardu (Wanman)
Ethnologue name
Wanman
ISO 639-3 code
wbt
Tindale name
Wanman
Thesaurus heading
Warnman language (A62) (WA SF51-11)
Tindale (1974)
Wanmanba (Mandjildjara term), Wanmin, Nanid-jara (derisive term applied by others, including the Kartudjara; the Wanman themselves apply it to the Nangatara), Nenidjara, Njanidjara, Warumala (Mangala term; a general term in this part of Western Australia which has a meaning related to 'foreigner' also 'stranger').
O'Grady et al (1966)
Warnman
Glottocode
wanm1242
Other sources
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Synonyms
Wanman
Mardu
Budijarra
Gardujarra
Giyajarra
Kartudjara
Keiadjara
Mandjildjara
Manyjilyjarra
Potidjara
Nanidjara
Nenidjara
Njanidjara
Wanman Wanman
Wanmanba
Wanmin
Warumala
Nanid jara
Comment
Language comment
According to Wangka Maya (2003:7-8), Warnman is different to all other dialects of the Western Desert language A80, having unique free pronouns. There is very little information about Warnman dialects. The WA Handbook says speakers recognise at least two dialects, one called Nyarnijarra (treated as an alternative name for Warnman in Tindale) from around Lake Auld and another, unnamed dialect to the south-west. However, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre (2003:8) notes that elders in more recent meetings felt there was only one dialect (apparently two speakers identify as 'Ngurlipartu Warnman'), while the Wangka Maya web page for Warnman says there appear to be no dialects. Oates & Oates (1970:81) mention that Warnman has a Padupadu (repect) language, though Oates (1975), referencing von Brandenstein, phrases it differently, saying the Padupadu is known to the Warnman. Further, von Brandenstein (1982) does not give language data for any Warnman Padupadu.
References

Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1982. The secret respect language of the Pilbara, Western Australia. Innsbrucker Beitrage zur Kulturwissenschaft, vol. 50, pp. 33-52. (p BRA)
Dixon, Sally. 2011. How to read and write Pilbara languages. South Hedland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2003. Warnman. Part one, Sketch grammar. Port Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2003. Warnman. Part two, Warnman-English finder list: English-Warnman finderlist & topical wordlist. Port Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
From the Rudall River area (Karlamilyi) north-west almost to Telfer. It goes up to Coolbro Creek in the west, and shares Cotton Creek and Parnngurr to the south. It includes Lake Blanche, Winifred, George and Auld to the east. It also includes Punmuu and Lake Dora, and extends into the Great Sandy Desert to the north-east (Wangka Maya 2003:5) ... with their territory stretching east as far as Lake Auld and Lake George, to the Canning Stock Route between wells 29 and 30, with the Manyilyjarra to the east (Tonkinson in Sutton 1995:156) Contemporary location: Strelley, Punmu, Parnngurr, Jigalong, Nullagine, Bidyadanga (Dixon 2011:53)
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
100 - - - - 30 30 4
Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2003. Warnman. Part one, Sketch grammar. Port Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2003. Warnman. Part two, Warnman-English wordlist, English-Warnman finderlist & topical wordlist. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. Burgman, Albert. 2006. Warnman dictionary 2006. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. (CD ROM)
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
James Marsh, Nick Thieberger, Desmond Taylor, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati Wanman  
Dixon (2002)       Warnman 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   Warnman  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Warnman  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Warnman  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Wati Wanman  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Wanman