D3: Ngunawal / Ngunnawal

AIATSIS Code: 
D3
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngunawal / Ngunnawal

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Ngunawal
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngunawal
Thesaurus heading
Ngunawal / Ngunnawal language (D3) (NSW SI55-16)
Tindale (1974)
Ngunuwal, Ngoonawal, Wonnawal, Nungawal, Yarr, Yass tribe. Lake George, Five Islands tribe, Molonglo tribe, ['gur:agang = no], Gurungada.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngaonawal, Nungawal, Yarr, Ngennigenwurro, Yiilima
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ngunnawal [ACT government]
Synonyms
Gundungurra
Burragorang
Gurungada
Ngaonawal
Ngennigenwurro
Ngoonawal
Nungawal
Wonnawal
Yarr
Yiilima
Comment
Language comment
Mathews published separate grammars for the Gundungurra S60 and Ngunawal but both of these grammars are drawn from the same material in his notebooks headed 'Gundungurra' (Mathews, 1901 and 1904 in Eades 1976:6). Koch's analysis of pronoun forms indicates that Ngunawal (D3) and Gandangara S60 are dialects of the same language (2011:18). Ngunawal people have also been described as Ngunnawal - Wallabolooa people.
References

Dixon, R. M. W. 1980. The languages of Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Eades, Diana. 1976. The Dharawal and Dhurga languages of the New South Wales south coast: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 8. Canberra: AIAS.
Flood, Josephine. 1984. Recent research on traditional Aboriginal society of the Canberra area. Canberra Historical Journal 13:17-25.
Koch, Harold. 2011. Aboriginal languages and social groups in the Canberra region : interpreting the historical documentation. In Brett Baker, Ilana Mushin, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner (eds) Indigenous Language and Social Identity: papers in honour of Michael Walsh. Canberra : Pacific Linguistics. pp. 123-144. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57031.
Mathews, R.H. 1880-1912. [Australian languages material : field notes]. (MS 3179)
Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1901. The Gundungurra language. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 40(167):140-148.
Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1904. The Ngunawal language. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society 34:294-299.
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
ACT
Location information
Queanbeyan to Yass, Tumut to Boorowa, and east to beyond Goulbum; on highlands west of the Shoalhaven River (Tindale 1974). ... from Goulburn to Yass and Burrowa, extending southerly to Lake George and Goodradigbee (Mathews 1880–1912).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
The Journey of Healing facilitated several Ngunawal Elders Camps in 2006 and 2007. The programs included the teaching of language (Wafer and Lissarrague 2008:117).
People: 
Janet Mathews, Jutta Besold, Harold Koch
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPSouthern tablelands groupGundungurra (or Ngunawal, or Burragorang)Gundungurra (or Ngunawal, or Burragorang)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricNgunawal
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinNgunawal
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinNgunawal
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinNgunawal
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricYuinNgunawal