E16.1: Dinggabal

AIATSIS code: 
E16.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Dinggabal

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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. The name Dinggabal (E16.1) was recorded by Wurm in his transcription of recorded material as 'Dinggabal data' (Crowley, 1978:154-5). The Geytenbeeks' Gidhabal collaborators refer to Dinggabal; and Geytenbeeks collected some words of this dialect; the name derives from 'di?ga for "that's right" ' (Crowley and Sharpe, 1996:32). Formerly the Language Thesaurus assigned two codes, E12 and E14 to Dinggabal, but these codes are also assigned to other names. In this database, the code (E16.1) is assigned to Dinggabal following Oates (1975:210). The name Bonalbo language (E16.1) may also be relevant. See also: Bundjalung E12; Birihn E72; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Galibal E15; Geynyan D36; Gidhabal E14; 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. See Bundjalung E12 for items in the catalogue which include information about this dialect.
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.
  • Crowley, Terry and Margaret Sharpe. 1996. Yugambeh-Bundjalung dialects. In An Introduction to the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language and its dialects. Armidale : The author.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
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NSW
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On the Clarence between Tabulam and Woodenbong (Crowley 1978:154). Upper reaches of Clarence River in area between Woodenbong and Stanthorpe (Oates 1975:210).
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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).

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Word list None 0
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Audio-visual Less than 1 1
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Classification
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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP Dinggabal 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 Dinggabal Bandjalang [dialeccts: Bandjalang, Yugumbee, Biriin, Dinggabal]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic Dinggabal
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic Dinggabal
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)