C25: MUDBURRA

AIATSIS Code: 
C25
AIATSIS Reference name: 
MUDBURRA

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Mudburra language
ABS Name
Mudburra
Horton Name
Mudburra
Ethnologue name
Mudbura
ISO 639-3 code
dmw
Tindale name
Mutpura
Thesaurus heading
Mudburra language (C25) (NT SE53-05)
Tindale (1974)
Mudbura, Mudbara, Mudbera, Mudbra, Mudburra, Moodburra, Mootburra, Madbara, Mulpira (Iliaura name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Mudbara, Mudburra, Moodburra, Mootburra
Glottocode
mudb1240
Other sources
Synonyms
Mudburra
Mudbura
Mutpura
Mutpura; Madbara
Moodburra
Mootburra
Mudbara
Mudbera
Mulpira
Mudbura; Moodburra
Mudbra
Mutburra
Mudburra; Mudbura
Madbara
Mutpurra
Comment
Language comment
McConvell (2006 p.c.) distinguishes three dialects of Mudburra: Eastern Mudburra C31, Western Mudburra C36, and Kuwarranyji C35; Karranga C33 is also a possible dialect of Mudburra.
References

Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
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
NT
Location information
... as we moved north they were increasingly mixed with sites of dual Mudbura/Jingili identity, particularly along Newcastle Creek and Bucket Creek. Only in an area north and north-west from Newcastle Waters homestead were there sites that were linguistically identified as Mudbura only (Sutton 1995:106). Armstrong River and upper Victoria River junction (n.n. ['Tjambutjambulani]), southeast of Pigeon Hole Station; south to Cattle Creek; west to the Camfield River and eastward almost to Newcastle Waters; north to Top Springs. Dwellers in the dense scrub country near and west of the place ['Murandjai] on the so-called Murranji Track (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
34.588
NILS endangerment grade
2
Documentation
Document Score: 
12
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionLarge (more than 200 pages)4
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dictionary: 
Green, Rebecca et al. 2001. Mudburra vocabulary, ASEDA 0699.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Patrick McConvell, Adam Kendon, David Nash, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNgumbinMudbura
Dixon (2002)NORTHERN DESERT FRINGE SUBGROUPEdgar Range to Victoria River subgroup*MudburaMudbura further dialects: Karranga, Pinkangarna
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMudburra
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNgumbinMudburraMudburra [dialects: Karranga, Western (Mudburra), Eastern (Mudburra)]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern Western Desert TypeNgumbin (Eastern Kimberleys)Mudbura
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgumbinMudbura
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgumbinMudbura