E14: Gidhabal

AIATSIS Code: 
E14
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gidhabal

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Gidabal language
ABS Name
Githabul
Horton Name
-
Ethnologue name
Bandjalang [Gidabal]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kitabal
Thesaurus heading
Githabul language (E14) (NSW SH56-02)
Tindale (1974)
Kidabal, Kidjabal, Kit(t)a-bool, Kittabool, Kitabool, Kitapul, Gidabul, Gidjoobal, Kuttibul, Noowidal.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kidabal, Kittabool, Kitapul, Gidjoobal, Kuttibul
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Gidhabal, Githebul [Sharpe 2005:2]
Synonyms
Githabul
Gidabal
Bandjalang
Kidabal
Kidjabal
Kita bool
Kittabool
Kitabool
Kitapul
Gidabul
Gidjoobal
Kuttibul
Noowidal
Comment
Language comment
Sharpe coined the name Yugambeh–Bundjalung as a cover term for a group of dialects from north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland (2005) and produced a dictionary (on CDROM) of Yugambeh–Bundjalung in 2013. Geytenbeek and Geytenbeek compiled a detailed grammar and dictionary in 1971. Sharpe indicates the name is derived from 'those who say gidha "alright" ' (2005:7). See also: Birihn E72; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Dinggabal E16.1; Galibal E15; Geynyan D36; Mananjahli E76; Minyangbal E18; Nerang Creek language E77; Nganduwal E78; Ngarahgwal E79; Nyangbal E75; Wahlubal E16.2; Wehlubal E80; Wiyabal E16; Wudjebal E96 and Yugambeh E17. Documentation for Bundjalung E12 may be relevant.
References

Crowley, Terry. 1978. The Middle Clarence dialects of Bandjalang (Includes 1940s Bandjalang grammar by W. E. Smythe): Research and Regional Studies 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Geytenbeek, Brian, and Helen Geytenbeek. 1971. Gidabal grammar and dictionary: Australian Aboriginal Studies 43, Linguistics Series 17. Canberra: AIAS.
Sharpe, Margaret . 1996. An introduction to the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language and its dialects. Armidale, NSW: The author.
Sharpe, Margaret. 2005. Grammar and texts of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung dialect chain in Eastern Australia. München: Lincom Europa.
Steele, John. 1984. Aboriginal pathways in southeast Queensland and the Richmond River. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
Location information
Woodenbong (Sharpe 1996). Bonalbo Creek, Tooloom Creek and Koreelah Creek (Steele 1984).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
24 - - - - - - 20
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Geytenbeek, Brian. 1971. Gidabal grammar and dictionary. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Sharpe, Margaret. 1995 Dictionary of Western Bundjalung: including Gidhabal and Tabulam Bundjalung. Armidale, NSW: Margaret Sharpe.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Brian Geytenbeek, Margaret Sharpe
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Bandjalang [Gidabal] Bandjalang [dialects: Gidabal (Gidhabal), Yugumbir]
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP   Gidabal Bandjalang Cunningham (1969), Geytenbeek and Geytenbeek (1971), Crowley (1978) further dialects include: Yugumbir, Nganduwal, Minjangbal, Njangbal, Biriin, Baryulgil, Waalubal, Dinggabal, Wiyabal, Gidabal, Galibal, Wudjeebal
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Gidabal Bandjalang [dialeccts: Bandjalang, Yugumbee, Biriin, Dinggabal]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Gidabal  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Gidabal (Gidabul, Gidhabal)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic   Kitabal