E76: Mananjahli

AIATSIS code: 
E76
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mananjahli

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Name
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Ethnologue name
Yugambal (Manaldjali)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Manaldjahli [Sharpe 2005:2] Manandjali [Holmer 1983]
Synonyms
Yugambal, Manaldjali, Manaldjahli, Mununjali, Munaljali
Comment
Comments: 
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. Holmer compiled a short grammar and vocabulary of Manandjali (E76), as described by collaborators at Beaudesert in south-east Queensland; he classified Manandjali as belonging to the Bandjalang group of languages (1983:411). Sharpe described this variety as Beaudesert Yugambeh (Mananjahli) (E76), along with Yugambeh E17 (1995 in Wafer and Lissarrague, 2008:354). Sharpe notes that Manaldjali (E76) is 'claimed to mean "hard, baked ground" a reflection of the dryness of the area ...' (2005:6). Mununjali people use another spelling for the language name: viewed 21/09/2016. Documentation on Bundjalung E12 and Yugambeh E17 may be relevant. See also Birihn E72; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Dinggabal E16.1; Galibal E15; Geynyan D36; Gidhabal E14; Minyangbal E18; Nerang Creek language E77; Nganduwal E78; Ngarahgwal E79; Nyangbal E75; Wahlubal E16.2; Wehlubal E80; Wiyabal E16; Wudjebal E96.
References: 
  • Holmer, Nils Magnus. 1983. Linguistic survey of south-eastern Queensland: Pacific Linguistics D-54. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Sharpe, Margaret (ed). 1995. Disctionary of Western Bundjalung, including Gidhabal and tabulam Bundjalung. 2nd edition. Armidale: the author / AIATSIS.
  • Sharpe, Margaret. 2005. Grammar and texts of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung dialect chain in Eastern Australia. München: Lincom Europa.
  • 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
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NSW
Location information: 
Beaudesert area, Logan River, west of Albert River (Sharpe 2005). The Manandjali language and tribe, of which Beaudesert or the Beaudesert area (with Josephville) is evidently a centre (the word manadjali is commonly used in reference to Beaudesert itself) are located (sometimes as a section within a larger tribe) either on the Logan river (mention was often made of Manandjali as 'Logan river language', spoken up to the head of the Logan river), or to the west of the Albert river (the latter making the boundary between the Manandjali and Balgabari sections) (Holmer 1983).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yugambal Yugambal (Manaldjali)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Bandjalangic Manaldjali
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)