C22: Jingulu

AIATSIS Code: 
C22
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Jingulu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Djingili language
ABS Name
Jingulu
Horton Name
Jingili
Ethnologue name
Djingili
ISO 639-3 code
jig
Tindale name
Tjingili
Thesaurus heading
Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili language (C22) (NT SE53-06)
Tindale (1974)
Tjingilli, Tjingali, Tjingalli, Chingalee, Chingalli, Tjingale, Tchingalee, Djingili, Djingali, Djinggili, Tjingilu, T(h)ingalie, Leechunguloo.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Tjinggili
Glottocode
djin1251
Other sources
Jingili, Djingili, Tjingilli, Jingulu [Top End Handbook] Chingalee (Power) Tjingilli (Spencer and Gillen 1904) [Basedow 1907:3]
Synonyms
Djingulu
Djingili
Jingili
Tjingili
Tjingilu
Tjinggili
Tjingilli
Tjingali
Tjingalli
Chingalee
Chingalli
Tjingale
Tchingalee
Djingali
Djinggili
Tingalie
Leechunguloo
Comment
Language comment
Jingulu (C22) is non-Pama Nyungan language from the Barkly Tableland in the Northern Territory and classified as a member of the Eastern Mirndi group. The Mirndi languages are spread across two geographically non-contiguous areas: Eastern Mirndi, with Jingulu, Ngarnka N121 and ‘Wambayan’ (see Binbinka N138, Gudanji C26 and Wambaya C19); and Western Mirndi, with 'Jaminjungan' (see Jaminjung N18, Ngaliwurru N19) and Nungali N28 (Harvey, 2008:1-3). Nordlinger's describes the group located in the geographic west: Jaminjung N18, Naliwuru N19 and Nungali N28 and in the geographic east the 'West Barkly' set consisting of Jingili (C22) and the 'Eastern Group' of Ngarnga N121 and the McArthur language (aka 'Wambayan') (1998:4). This language has been referred to as 'Jingili'. Pensalfini says that Jingili people speak Jingulu (C22) language (1997:17). Harvey says Jingulu is extremely endangered (2008:4).
References

Chadwick, Neil. 1989. The relationship of Jingulu and Jaminjungan. MS 2833.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Proto Mirndi: a discontinuous language family in northern Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Nordlinger, Rachel. 1998. A grammar of Wambaya, Northern Territory (Australia): Pacific Linguistics C-140. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
Pensalfini, Robert. 1997. Jingulu grammar, dictionary and texts. PhD thesis, MIT. MS 4011.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
... the area immediately east of Lake Woods and along Newcastle Creek, and now at the town of Elliott, in the western Barkly Tablelands of the Northern Territory (Pensalfini 2001). The area of Daly Waters in the north to just wouth of Powell Creek in the south, from west of Lake Woods to almost as far east as Anthony’s Lagoon station and the sources of Newcastle Creek (Pensalfini 2003). Jingulu and Mudburra have mingled in the vicinity of Newcastle Waters and the area of overlap is generally west of the Stuart Highway. The Daly Waters area is in Jingulu country (Avery in Sutton 1995:104). Beginning at the southern end of this 80 km stretch of country, all ten precisely mapped sites west of the Stuart Highway and south of Elliott were identified as Jingili places. As we proceeded north from there, also keeping west of the Stuart Highway, we mapped seven named places along the main Newcastle Waters waterbody, locally known as Longreach Waterhole. North of there, continuing along the western side of the Stuart Highway, nine more places were identified as Jingili, but as we moved north they were increasingly missed with sites of dual Mudburra/Jingili identity, particularly along Newcastle Creek and Bucket Creek (Sutton 1995:106). Eastward limit: Ucharonidge homestead was associated with Jingulu. Eva Downs homestead was associated with Wambaya. the area around Mundah Waterhole and Mungabroom waterhole was the changeover area from Jingulu to Ngarnka. Northward limit: Daly Waters was associated with Jingulu. Maryfield homestead was not associated with Jingulu. Westward limit: The drainages of Newcastle Creek and Daly Waters Creek. Southward limit: Powell Creek was associated with Jingulu. Renner Springs and Mt Grayling were not associated with Jingulu (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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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: 
13
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Pensalfini, Robert. 2003. A grammar of Jingulu: an Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory: Pacific Linguistics 536. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Pensalfini, Robert. 1996. Jingulu-English English-Jingulu draft dictionary, ms. Pensalfini, Robert. 2011. Jingulu texts and dictionary. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Adam Kendon, Robert Pensalfini, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)West BarklyDjingili
Dixon (2002)MINDI SUBGROUPEast Mindi subgroup*DjinguluDjingulu (of Djingili people) Pensalfini (1997)
Wurm (1994)Djingili-WambayanDjingiliDjingili
Walsh (1981)Djingili-WambayanDjingilicDjingili
Oates (1975)Djingili-WambayanDjingilicDjingili
Wurm (1972)Djingili-WambayanDjingilicDjingili
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)TjingiluanTjingilu