E51: Yambina

AIATSIS code: 
E51
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yambina

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Name
ABN name
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Horton name
Yambina
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jambina
Thesaurus heading language
Yambina language E51
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yambina language (E51) (Qld SF55-11)
Tindale (1974)
Jampa:l, Jampal, Yambeena, ?Narboo Murre, (['mari] = man, ['jamba] = camp), Muthoburra (a horde at Elgin Downs).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yambeena
Glottocode
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Other sources
Yambeena [Wilson and Murray in Curr 1887]
Synonyms
Jambina, Jampa:l, Jampal, MutholburraNarboo Murre, Yambeena, Narboo Murre, Muthoburra
Comment
Comments: 
Yambina is a Biri E56 dialect from Central Queensland, classified as such on the basis of shared vocabulary with other relevant dialects (Terrill, 1998:77). Other dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Miyan E50, Wirri E57, Gabulbarra E45, Baradha E48, Baranha E53, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).
References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
  • Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri: Languages of the world 258. München: Lincom Europa.
  • 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
The location given by Wilson and Murray 1886 'Peak Downs district, Logan Downs Station' and Tindale's location seem to be referring to the same region (Terrill 1998:77). Logan Creek south of Avon Downs; east to Denham Range and Logan Downs; west to Elgin Downs; at Solferino (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 

Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri. Munich: Lincom. Beale, Anthony. 1974. A grammar of the Biri language, ms.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupYambinaBiri* (or Biria, Birigaba) Beale (1974) (note that Terrill 1998 is a publication of some of Beale's materials) further dialects: Gangulu, Wirri (or Widi), Yilba, Baradha, Yambina, Yetimarala, Garanjbal, Yangga
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricYambina
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariYambina
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariYambina
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariYambina
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariJambina