D22: NGIYAMPAA / NGEMPA

AIATSIS Code: 
D22
AIATSIS Reference name: 
NGIYAMPAA / NGEMPA

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Ngiyambaa language
ABS Name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngiyampaa)
Horton Name
Wailwan (Ngiyambaa), Wongaibon (Ngiyambaa)
Ethnologue name
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
ISO 639-3 code
wyb
Tindale name
Ngemba.
Thesaurus heading
Ngiyambaa / Ngemba language (D22) (NSW SH55-10)
Tindale (1974)
Ngeumba, Negunbah, Ngiamba, Ngaiamba, Gai-amba, Nyamba, Ugumba (typographical error).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngiamba, Ngeumba, Ngiumba, Gaiamba
Glottocode
wang1291
Other sources
Ngeumba [Mathews 1904]
Synonyms
Ngiyambaa
Other Australian Indigenous Languages
Ngiyampaa
Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa
Wailwan
Wongaibon
Waljwan
Weilwan
Ngemba
Wangaaypuwan
Gaiamba
Narran
Negunbah
Ngaiamba
Ngamba
Ngambar
Ngeumba
Ngeunbah
Ngiamba
Ngiemba
Ngiumba
Ngiyamba
Ngjamba
Ngjemba
Ngumbarr
Njemba
Noongaburrah
Nyamba
Ugumba
Gai amba
Comment
Language comment
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.
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
NSW
Location information
Willandra Creek south of the railway line at Roto, which joins the Lachlan upstream from Hillston, indicates the southern limit of all Ngiyemba (Donaldson in Sutton 1985:145). ... from Nyngan to Bourke and on the west of the Bogan River, and down to Ivanhole (ALRRC).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
0154
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
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.
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: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
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*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 WiradjuricNgiyamba
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricNgemba (Ngjamba)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainNgemba