C18: Warumungu

AIATSIS Code: 
C18
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Warumungu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Warumungu language
ABS Name
Warumungu
Horton Name
Warumungu
Ethnologue name
Warumungu
ISO 639-3 code
wrm
Tindale name
Waramanga
Thesaurus heading
Warumungu language (C18) (NT SE53-01)
Tindale (1974)
Aira-manga (Kaititj pronunciation), Leenaranunga, Uriminga (Iliaura pronunciation), Waramunga, Warimunga, Warramonga, Warramunga, Warrmunga, Wurmega
O'Grady et al (1966)
Waramanga
Glottocode
waru1265
Other sources
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Synonyms
Waramanga
Waramungu
Waramanga; Airamanga
Leenaranunga
Uriminga
Waramunga
Warimunga
Warramonga
Warramunga
Warrumunga
Wurmega
Warumungu; Waramanga
Warramanga
Warumunga
Warumungu; Warramunga
Airamanga
Warrmunga
Aira manga
Comment
Language comment
The classification of Warumungu is uncertain, it is a Western Desert type, Pama Nyungan language and classified as 'Warumungic group' in various linguistic surveys. Warumungu shares vocabulary with neighbouring languages including Western Desert languages, also Warlpiri C15, Warlmanpa C17 and Kayteye C13 an Arandic language (Wafer, 1982).
References

Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
McGregor, William B. 2002. Verb classification in Australian languages. Mouton de Gruyter. Berlin
Nash David. 1980. A traditional land claim by the Warlmanpa, Warlpiri, Mudbura and Warumungu traditional owners. Alice Springs, NT : Central Land Council.
Simpson, Jane. 1991. Warlpiri morpho-syntax : a lexicalist approach. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Simpson, Jane. 2002. A Learners Guide to Warumungu : Mirlamirlajinjjiki Warumunguku apparrka. Alice Springs : IAD Press.
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.
Wafer, James. 1982. Warumungu Picture Dictionary. Alice Springs : Institute for Aboriginal Development.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Warumungu speakers live at Tennant Creek, to the north and east at Elliott, Kurntulpara, Ngurrara, Wogayala and Alroy Downs and on several oustations such as Likkapartta and Pingala; and to the south at Alekarenge and Karlinjarangi (Simpson 2002:3). Eastward limit: Bonney Creek and Kurrundi Creek drainages were associated with Warumungu. Whistleduck Creek drainage was associated with Wakaya. Rockhampton Downs homestead was associated with Warumungu. No14 bore was the western limit of Wakaya affiliations. Northward limit: There is no precise information on the northward limit. It was extrapolated on the basis of the information on the eastward and westward limits. Westward limit: The Ashburton Range south from Mt Grayling, The Whittington Range, The Short Range. Kartijirarrakanya Claypan appears to have been associated with Warlmanpa. Warrego Mine and Kunayungku OS were associated with Warumungu. The western associations extended south to approximately the level of the Davenport Ranges. Southward limit: Bonney Creek drainage was associated with Warumungu. Drainages heading southwards from the Younghusband and Davenport Ranges were associated with Kaytetye (Harvey ASEDA 802). Mount Grayling (Renner Springs) in the north; south to headwaters of Gosse River; east to Alroy and Rockhampton Downs, western boundary on edge of sand plain about 50 miles (80 km.), west of Tennant Creek (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
3478
NILS endangerment grade
2
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Simpson, Jane. 2002. A learner's guide to Warumungu= Mirlamirlajinjjiki Warumunguku apparrka. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Dictionary: 
Simpson, Jane. Preliminary Vocabulary of Warumungu, ASEDA 0055.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Adam Kendon, Jane Simpson, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWarumungicWarumungu
Dixon (2002)WarumunguWarumungu Simpson and Heath (1982)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWarumungicWarumungu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWarumungicWarumungu (Waramanga)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWaramunggic Western DesertWaramunggic (Northern Central Australia)Waramunga
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWaramungicWaramungu (Waramanga, Warramanga)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWarumungicWarumungu