C4: Yankunytjatjara

AIATSIS Code: 
C4
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yankunytjatjara

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Yankunytjatjara language
ABS Name
Yankunytjatjara
Horton Name
Yankuntjatjara
Ethnologue name
Yankunytjatjara
ISO 639-3 code
kdd
Tindale name
Jangkundjara
Thesaurus heading
Yankunytjatjara language (C4) (NT SG52-16)
Tindale (1974)
Alinjera (means north), Ankundjara, 'Everard Range Tribe’, Janggundjara, Jangkundjadjara (extended form), Jangundjara, Jangwundjara (typographical error in first edition), Jan-kundjadjara, Jan-kundjindjara, Jankuntjatara, Jankuntjatjara, Jankunzazara (z = an editorial substitution in Oceania for dj symbol), Kaltjilandjara (a Pitjandjara term for Jangkundjara actually the name of their south-westernmost horde), Nan-kundjara (presumed typographical error in Rept. Aust. Inst. of Ab. Studies 1965:19), Wirtjapakandja (see discussion in chap. 4), Yangundjadjara, Yankunjara
O'Grady et al (1966)
Jangundjara, Jankunzazzara, Wirtjapokandja
Glottocode
yank1247
Other sources
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Synonyms
Yankuntjatjarra
Yankuntjatjara
Alinjera
Ankundjara
Everard Range Tribe
Jan gundjara
Janggunadjara
Janggundjara
Jangkudjara
Jangkuntjarra
Jangkundjadjara
Jangkundjara
Jangundjara
Jangwundjara
Jankundjadjara
Jankundjara
Jankundjindjara
Jankuntjatara
Jankuntjatjara
Jankunzazara
Jankunzazzara
Kaltjilandjara
Nankundjara
Wirtjapakandja
Wirtjapokandja
Yangkuntjatjara
Yangundjadjara
Yangundyadyara
Yankundyari
Yankunjara
Yangundjara
Yankuntjara
Yangkundjara
Everard Range Tribe’
Jan kundjadjara
Jan kundjindjara
Nan kundjara
Comment
Language comment
This is one of the most well described dialects of the Western Desert language A80.
References

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
SA
Location information
Musgrave Ranges east of Oparinna, on Officer Creek; north to near Mount Robert, east to Everard Ranges, south to latitude 28° 30' (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - incl. with Pitjantjatjara 76 70 many 70 561
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
12
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Grammar: 
Goddard, Cliff. 1993. A learners guide to Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara. Alice Springs: IAD Press. Goddard, Cliff. 1985. A grammar of Yankunytjatjara. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Dictionary: 
Goddard, Cliff. 1992. Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara to English dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Programs
Activities: 
South Australia. Dept. for Education and Children's Services written a school language program in 1994.
People: 
Cliff Goddard
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati Yankunytjatjara  
Dixon (2002)       Yankuntjatjarra The Western Desert language. dialects: (a) Warnman, (b) Yulparitja, (c) Manjtjiltjara (or Martu Wangka), (d) Kartutjarra, (e) Kukatja, (f) Pintupi, (g) Luritja, (h) Ngaatjatjarr, (i) Ngaanjatjarra, G) Wangkatha, (k) Wangatja, (l) Ngaliya, (m) Pitjantjatjarra, (n) Yankuntjatjarra, (o) Kukarta
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Yankuntjara  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Yankuntjara  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Yangundjara  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Yangkundjara  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Jangkundjara