D46: Nguri

AIATSIS Code: 
D46
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Nguri

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Nguri
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nguri
Thesaurus heading
Nguri language (D46) (Qld SG54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Ngoorie, Gnoree.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gnoree
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Gnoree
Ngoorie
Njoorie
Comment
Language comment
Sutton (1973:44) says that a wordlist by Tindale (1938) indicates that this should be included in the Mari subgroup. Similarly, Breen (forthcoming paper on Biri) reports that the Tindale 'Nguri' wordlist shows that it is very closely related to Bidjara E37, which belongs to the Maric group.
References

Barlow, Harriott. 1873. Vocabulary of Aboriginal dialects of Queensland. The Journal of Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 2:166-175.
Sutton, Peter. 1973. Gugu-Badhun and its neighbours: a linguistic salvage study, Macquarie University: MA. (MS 694).
Tindale, Norman. 1938. Unpublished wordlists in Northern Queensland Languges.
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
QLD
Location information
Upper Maronoa River from Mount Elliot and Donnybrook north to Merivale on the western side of the Dividing Range; west to Hillside and Redford. Their territory is bounded on the northeast by the summit of the Dividing Range, on their northwest are the steep cliffs and deep gorges of the Chesterton Range. They were not on the upper Warrego River as stated by Mathews (Tindale 1974). the south-east, near the Moonie River (Barlow 1872). the Langlo River, Maranoa River, Nebine Creek and at Wyandra (Breen's Batyara informant).
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: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupNguriBidjara* Breen (1973, 1981a) further dialects: Gungabula, Marrganj, Gunja, Wadjigu, Gayiri, Dharawala, Wadjalang, Wadjabangayi, Yiningayi, Yanjdjibara, Mandandanjdji, Guwamu, Gunggari, Ganulu, Gabulbara, Wadja, Nguri
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricNguri
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariNguri
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricNguri
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricNguri?
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainNguri