E6: Dhanggati / Dunghutti^

AIATSIS Code: 
E6
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dhanggati / Dunghutti^

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Dhungutti Language (Previously Dyangadi language)
ABS Name
Dhanggatti
Horton Name
Dainggatti
Ethnologue name
Dyangadi
ISO 639-3 code
dyn
Tindale name
Dainggati
Thesaurus heading
Dhanggatti / Daingatti / Dunghutti language (E6) (NSW SH56-14)
Tindale (1974)
Djaingadi, Dang-getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Dhang-atty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Dangadi, Yuungai, Yunggai, Tangetti, Tang-gette, Burugardi (inland horde), Burgadi, Boorkutti, Nulla Nulla, Amberu (see above), Himberrong, Jang (coastal name for this tableland tribe, meaning 'bad folk'), Yung.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Dangadi, Danggetti, Dhangatty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Tangetti, Burgadi, Boorkutti
Glottocode
dyan1250
Other sources
Thangatti (Mathews), daŋati (Laves), daŋati (Radcliffe-Brown), Thangatti (Holmer), Djangadi (Crowley), Dhan-gadi, (Godwin), Dyangadi (Dixon), Dunggudi (Quinlan), Thungatti (Wilkins) [Lissarrague 2000] Dhanggati [Wafer & Lissarrague 2008]
Synonyms
Dunghutti
Dhanggatti
Djan gadi
Thangatti
Dyangadi
Dainggatti
Dainggati
Dhan gadi
Ngaku
Thungutti
Dangadi
Danggetti
Dhangatty
Thangatty
Dangati
Tangetti
Burgadi
Boorkutti
Dhanggadi
da?ati
Djangadi
Dunggudi
Thungatti
Djaingadi
Dang getti
Danghetti
Danggadi
Dhang atty
Yuungai
Yunggai
Tang gette
Burugardi
Nulla Nulla
Amberu
Himberrong
Jang
Yung
Comment
Language comment
Wafer and Lissarrague indicate that Dhanggati, Burrgati E70 and Ngaku E4 are most likely dialects of the same language. They call this language 'Macleay Valley language' (2008:196). Tindale (1974) lists Himberrong as an alternative name of Dainggati (E6), but Crowley (1976:22) associates Himberrong with Nganjaywana D24.
References

Crowley, Terry. 1976. Phonological change in New England. In Grammatical categories in Australian languages, ed. R. M. W. Dixon, 19-50. Canberra: AIAS.
Lissarrague, Amanda. 2007. Dhanggati grammar and dictionary with Dhanggati stories. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
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.
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
NSW
Location information
The Macleay Valley forms the heartland of Dhanggati country, which extends as far as the Tablelands in the west and to the Macksville region in the north, where Dhanggati shares a linguistic border with Gumbaynggirr country. To the south the linguistic border between Dhanggati and Birrpay is not as clear, but the Wilson River seems to be the northern extremity of Birrpay country (Lissarrague, 2007:1)
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
- - - - - 1000 0 4
Speaker NILS table
- - 5 -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Lissarrague, Amanda. 2000. A salvage grammar of Dunghutti, University of New England: BA (Hons). Lissarrague, Amanda. 2007. Dhanggati grammar and dictionary with Dhanggati stories. Nambucca Heads, NSW: Muurbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative.
Dictionary: 
Lissarrague, Amanda. 1993. Dhangadi Dictionary, ASEDA 0242.
Programs
Activities: 
Dhanggati language classes for adults were offered at the Djigay Centre at Kempsey TAFE in 2011 and 2012. Ngabu Bingayi Aboriginal Corporation have produced various resources (ngabubingayi.org). Aunty Esther Quinlin supported by Caroline Bradshaw and Gladys Quinlan, taught Dhanggati language at Bellbrook PS, Millbank PS, Greenhill PS, Macleay Valley Vocational College and other schools in the valley, until the end of 2017.
People: 
Esther Quinlin, Caroline Bradshaw, Amanda Lissarrague, Ray Kelly, Bob Smith
Indigenous organisations: 

Ngabu Bingayi Aboriginal Corporation, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative

Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyangadi   Dyangadi  
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUP Djan-gadi/Nganjaywana subgroup* Djan-gadi (Thangatti) Djan-gadi (Thangatti) Holmer (1966) probable further dialect: Ngaagu
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric   Dyangadi  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Kuri Dyangadi  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Kuri Dhanggadi  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Kuri Thangatti (Danggadi)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Kuri Dainggati