A65: Mangala

AIATSIS Code: 
A65
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mangala

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Mangala
Horton Name
Mangala
Ethnologue name
Mangala
ISO 639-3 code
mem
Tindale name
Mangala
Thesaurus heading
Mangala language (A65) (WA SE51-15)
Tindale (1974)
Manala (individual pronunciation by a Njangam-arda man), Mangala (orthodox version), Mangal, Minala, Mangula (? typographical error), Mangai (a form of name heard by Worms, 1953 MS).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Manala, Minala
Glottocode
mang1383
Other sources
Mangula (Yngve Laurell) [Boström 2008:150$6396] Mungala [Dixon 2011:30$7367]
Synonyms
Mangarla
Djualin
Djuwali
Djuwalia
Jiwali
Koalgurdi
Manala
Mangai
Mangal
Mangula
Mangunda
Minala
Mungala
Yalmbau
Comment
Language comment
McKelson (MS 2687) describes two dialects of Malgana: 'riverside Malgana' in the north-east, adjacent to the Fitzroy River, and 'bush Mangala', south-east of La Grange Mission. He does not provide data or descriptions of these dialects, though he makes notes in MS 3702 (Series 5, Item 2) that may correspond to dialectal differences. Weber (2009:3) reports that Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre refers to these dialects according to the word for closing a discussion or event: ‘Kakutu/Kakurtu’ (riverside) and ‘Ngulatu/Ngulartu’ (bush). Weber notes that, while the differences between these dialects have not been documented, the Mangala dialect described in Hudson (1973) differs phonologically from that described in McKelson (1989). McGregor (1988) lists four 'possible dialect names' for Mangala, Djuwali, Jiwali, Koalgurdi and Yalmbau, though no further information is given. Kolig (PMS 2255) says Djualin A88, one of three dialects of Wolmadjeri A66, is strongly mixed with Malgana.
References

Dixon, Sally. 2011. How to read and write Pilbara languages. South Hedland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Hudson, Joyce. 1973. Mangala word list. (PMS 2237)
Kolig, Erich. Report on first period of field research in the Fitzroy Crossing area, South Kimberleys, Western Australia. (PMS 2255).
McGregor, William. 1988. Handbook of Kimberley languages, vol. 1: General information: Pacific Linguistics C-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
McKelson, K. n.d. Mangala. (MS 2687)
McKelson, K. 1989. A precis of Mangala grammar. (MS 3702, Series 5, Item 4.)
McKelson, K. 1989. Mangala language material. (MS 3702, Series 5, Item 2.)
O'Ferral, I. 1974 A sketch grammar of Mangala, an Australian language of north-western Western Australia. (PMS 4352)
Weber, Natalie. 2009. The Marrngu subgroup. (PMS 6481)
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
On the desert plateau about the McLarty Hills; north to Geegully Creek, n.n. ['Tjirkali], and headwaters of Edgar Range; northwest to plateau above Dampier Downs, extending no nearer than 50 miles (80 km.) to the coast; south to a known E-W line of salty waters along 21 ° latitude including Tandalgoo, n.n. ['Tjandalkuru]; east to a line about 40 miles (55 km.) east of Joanna Springs, n.n. ['Ka:lun] and ['Pikuragu] (Tindale 1974). Contemporary location: Bidyadanga, Broome, Looma, Warralong, Strelley (Dixon 2011:30).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Sharp, Janet. 2004. Nyangumarta: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
McKelson, Fr Kevin R. 2004. An introduction to Mangala: 40 lessons of Mangala. Broome, WA: University of Notre Dame, Broome Campus.
Dictionary: 
McKelson, Fr Kevin R. 1989. Mangala wordlist, ASEDA 0220. Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2005. Mangala dictionary and topical finderlists 2005. South Headland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Brigitte Agnew, Fr Kevin McKelson, Eric Vaszolyi, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMangalaMangala
Dixon (2002)MANGUNJ AREAL GROUPMangalaMangala
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMangarla
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMarnguMangarla
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperMarnguMangarla
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)MarnguMangarla
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestMarnguMangala