D20: Wayilwan

AIATSIS code: 
D20
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wayilwan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
[Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngiyampaa)]
Horton name
Wailwan
Ethnologue name
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [Wayilwan]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Weilwan
Thesaurus heading language
Wayilwan language D20
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wailwan / Weilwan language (D20) (NSW SH55-11)
Tindale (1974)
Wailwan, Wilwan, Wallwan, Wailwun (['weil] = ['wail] = no), Wilawun, Weilwun, Waal-won, Wile Wan, Wali, Waljwan, Ngiumba (name of language), Wahoon (misprint).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Walywan
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wailwan [Mathews 1903]
Synonyms
Wailwan, Ngiyarnbaa, Walywan, Wilwan, Wallwan, Wailwun, Wilawun, Weilwun, Waal won, Wile Wan, Wali, Waljwan, Ngiumba, Wahoon
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, 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: 
It appears to be north-east of Wanggaybuwan Ngiyambaa according to Donaldson (1980). north-east around Coonamble from just north of Nyngan and Gilgandra to Coonabarabran, Walgett and Brewarrina (ALRRC). on the two sides of the Barwon River from Walgett downstream as far as Brewarrina: it spreads, going up the Castlereagh, Macquarie and Mara Rivers to about 70 miles (110 km) to the south, where it meets Wongaibon (Mathews c.1901 p.69, translated by M. Sharpe, according to ALRRC). Southern side of Barwon River from Brewarrina to Walgett; south along Marra Creek and the Castlereagh, Marthaguy, and Macquarie rivers; south to Quambone and to near Coonamble (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill is developing language kits with posters, workbooks DVD (2007).
People: 
Tamsin Donaldson, Janet Mathews, Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates>2
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILSa few
2005Estimate0
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 listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Bickerdike, Isabel. 2004. A Sketch grammar of Wayilwan Ngiyambaa - an indigenous language of NSW, Unversity of Melbourne: BA (hons).

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

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricWangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [Wayilwan]Wangaaybuwan-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*Wayilwan (Wailwan) NgiyarnbaaNgiyambaa ~ Donaldson (1980) dialects: Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan (Wailwan) Ngiyambaa
Wurm (1994)Wayilwan (dialect of Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricWayilwanWangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa (Wongaibon) [dialects: Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricWaljwan
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricWalywan (Weilwan)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainWeilwan