A72: Ngurlipartu

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AIATSIS Code: 
A72
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Ngurlipartu

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Nyangumarta (Ngolibardu)
Horton Name
Nyangumarda (Ngolibardu/Ngurlipartu)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngolibardu
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Tjilakurukuru (regional name for their country)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyangumarta
Ngolibardu
Nyangumarda
Ngolibardu/Ngurlipartu
Iparuka
Kundal
Walyirli
Wanyarli
Tjilakurukuru
Comment
Language comment
References

Sharp, Janet. 2004. Nyangumarta: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 556. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 429 pp.
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.
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2012. Nyiyaparli dictionary with English-Nyiyaparli wordlist and topic wordlists. South Hedland: Wangka Maya PALC.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Nyangumarta: Traditional: an area that stretched from south and east of lake Waukarlykarly (towards Telfer) northwards to a long string of claypans that lie east of Sandfire, and which reach over 120 km into the Great Sandy Desert. Many of the northern Nyangumarta people occupied the Eighty Mile Beach area (Sharp 2004:4) Nyangumarta: Present: northern Pilbara and southern Kimberley areas. The area extends to La Grange (Bidyadanga) and Broome and south-west to Port Hedland Also Marble Bar (Sharp 2004:12) In early historical time the Iparuka Njangamarda usurped the territory of the Ngolibardu tribe around Thros-sell Range. Including this, their territory extends from Rudall River northeast to ['Karbardi] near Swindell Field east of ['Tjandalkuru], (Tindalgoo on maps), thence west to near the eastern border of Warrawagine Station. The Kundal Njangamarda go from this line northwest to ['Man-da] (Munda Well on Munro Station) and west to Anna Plains Station, just south of Cape Missiessy, where ['Jawinja], situated beside the present Station homestead, was their northernmost water. Their southwestern boundary lay along the edge of the tableland north of de Grey and Oakover rivers to ['Jalalo] (Ulalling Hills on maps). (Tindale) According to the map in the biography of Billy Dunn, who is about the only descendant left of the Ngulipartu mob, their territory stretched from just east of the Rabbit Proof Fence (RPF), at a point east of Skull Springs at its most northerly, and east of a line drawn from Roy Hill Statation at its south end near the RPF, east to Lake Dora on the northern side, not as far east as the Ruddal River (where Davis has it), and back towards the west as Davis does show it, in a west-north-west direction to the RPF. It centres on theuplands south of the Throssell Range and I doubt that it goes as far east into the sandhill country as Billy Dunn's map shows (Tonkinson in Sutton 1995:156)
Maps
  • Sharp, Janet. 2004. Nyangumarta: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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Documentation
Document Score: 
3
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TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
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Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2008. Nyangumarta dictionary 2008. South Headland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
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