D18: Wangaaypuwan

AIATSIS code: 
D18
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wangaaypuwan

tabs_horizontal

Name
ABN name
-
ABS name
[Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngiyampaa)]
Horton name
Wongaibon
Ethnologue name
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
ISO 639-3 code
wyb
Tindale name
Wongaibon
Thesaurus heading language
Wangaaypuwan language D18
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngiyampaa / Wangaaybuwan / Wongaibon language (D18) (NSW SI55-02)
Tindale (1974)
['wo?ai] = no, Wongai-bun, Wonghibone, Wonjhi-bon, Wonjibone, Wongi-bone, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wun-gai, Wuzai (z = substitute for ng symbol by Ridley), Wozai, Wo'yaibun (typographical error), Mudall.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wongagibun, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wombungee
Glottocode
wang1291
Other sources
Wongaibon [Mathews 1902]
Synonyms
Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wongai bun, Wonghibone, Wonjhi bon, Wonjibone, Wongi bone, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wun gai, Wuzai, Wozai, Woyaibun, Mudall
Comment
Comments: 
According to Donaldson (1980) and Wood (2007 p.c.), there are two dialects of Ngiyampaa D22, one being 'wanggay' ('no') or Wanggaybuwan (D18), which is spoken by the people in the south, and the other being Wayil or Wayilwan D20, spoken by people in the north. The grammar of these two varieties is essentially the same. Donaldson (1980) consists of a description of the Wanggaybuwan (D18) dialect. Southern people and northern people pronounce the language name differently, as Ngiyampaa and Ngemba respectively.
References: 
  • Donaldson, Tamsin J. 1980. Ngiyambaa, the language of the Wangaaybuwan. Cambridge: Cambridge University 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NSW
Location information: 
... along forty miles (65 km) of the Barwon, from the junction of the Namoi downwards (Donaldson 1980:6) Ngemba: Headwaters of Bogan River; on Tigers Camp and Boggy Cowal creeks. At Narromine, Nyngan, Girilambone, Cobar, and Gilgunnia; south to Trundle, only visiting the Wiradjuri territory on the Lachlan River and Little Billabong Creek during very dry times; at Trida; west to Ivanhoe and near Neckarboo Range (Tindale's Wongaibon) South bank of Barwon and Darling rivers from Brewarrina to Dunlop; on Yanda Creek; south to head of Mulga Creek; on Bogan River (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
-
Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill is developing language kits with posters, workbooks DVD (2007).
People: 
Tamsin Donaldson, Lesley Wood, Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS50
2005Estimate2
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionLarge (more than 200 pages)4
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Donaldson, Tamsin. 1980. Ngiyambaa : the language of the Wangaaybuwan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
Donaldson, Tamsin. 1978. Interim dictionary of Ngiyambaa of the Wangaaybuwan.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricWangaaybuwan-NgiyambaaWangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [dialects: Wangaaybuwan (Wongaibon, Wombungee, Wongagibun, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wonjhibon), Ngiyambaa (Giamba, Narran, Noongaburrah, Ngeumba, Ngiamba, Ngiumba, Ngjamba, Ngumbarr), Wayilwan (Waljwan)]
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPCentral inland New South Wales subgroup*Wangaaybuwan NgiyambaaNgiyambaa Donaldson (1980) dialects: Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan (Wailwan) Ngiyambaa
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricWangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricNgiyambaaWangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa (Wongaibon) [dialects: Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricWangaybuwan (dialect of Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa)
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricWongaibon
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainWongaibon