E59: Ngaro

AIATSIS Code: 
E59
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngaro

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Giya (Ngaro/Ngaru)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngaro
Thesaurus heading
Ngaru language (E59) (Qld SF55-04)
Tindale (1974)
Ngalangi, Googaburra (a horde name), 'Island' tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Giya
Ngaro/Ngaru
Gia
Ngaru
Googaburra
Ngalangi
Nguro
Island tribe
Comment
Language comment
A wordlist by Tindale (1938, in Breen, 2009:246) is the only source for this language. The word list by Bridgeman and Bucas in Curr (1887 Vol.3 pp. 44-51), which Tindale reported as Ngaro (1974:182) is Wiri E57 according to Breen (2009:227). The references in Oates (1975:234) are from linguistic surveys, the earliest is Capell who reports 'Information reported by Tindale but nothing recorded' (1963).
References

Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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
Unconfirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Whitsunday Island; ranging over Cumberland Islands; also to mainland at Cape Conway and on mountains east of Proserpine (Tindale 1974).
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: 
not 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 GROUPProserpine groupNgaroNgaro
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariNgaro
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariNguro
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariNguro