E8: Baanbay

AIATSIS code: 
E8
AIATSIS reference name: 
Baanbay

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Baanbay
Horton name
Gumbainggir (Baanbay/Banbai)
Ethnologue name
Kumbainggar (Baanbay)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Banbai
Thesaurus heading language
Baanbay language E8
Thesaurus heading (old)
Baanbay language (E8) (NSW SH56-06)
Tindale (1974)
Bahnbi, Ahnbi, Dandi [sic].
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bahnbi, Ahnbi, Dandai
Glottocode
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Other sources
Banbai [Mathews 1903 Languages of the New England Aborigines, NSW]
Synonyms
Kumbainggar, Gumbainggir, Baanbay/Banbai, Banbai, Gamlamang, Jiegera, Kumbainggiri, Yaygir, Yuungay, Ahnbi, Babnbi, Baanbay Ahnbi, Dandai, Bahnbi
Comment
Comments: 
Baanbay is an inland dialect of Gumbaynggirr E7 spoken in the Guyra region of the Northern Tablelands. See also Gambalamam E85 and Nymboidan E98. An early description occurs in Mathews (1903).
References: 
  • Eades, Diana. 1979. Gumbaynggir. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 244-361. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Crowley, Terry. 1976. Phonological change in New England. In Grammatical categories in Australian languages, ed. R. M. W. Dixon, 19-50. Canberra: AIAS.
  • MacPherson, John. 1904. Ngarrabul and other Aboriginal tribes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v.29, pt.4, 1904 : p.677-684.
  • Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1903. Languages of the New England Aborigines, New South Wales. American Philosophical Society -- Proceedings, v.42, no.173, [249]-263.
  • Morelli, Steve. 2008. Gumbaynggirr dictionary & learner's grammar = Gumbaynggirr bijaarr jandaygam, ngaawa gugaarrigam. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NSW
Location information: 
Guyra, Ben Lomond, Wollomombi, and Kookarabooka (Kookabookra) (Mathews 1903 Languages of the New England Aborigines, New South Wales as quoted in Eades 1979). ... around Wollomombi, Oban, Ben Lomond and the catchment area of the Boyd and Mitchell River systems generally (Crowley 1976:19) ... area embracing Ben Lomond, Glencoe, Marowan, Mt. Mitchell and Kookabookra (MacPherson 1904:678)
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate5
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganGumbaynggaricGumbainggarKumbainggar (Baanbay)
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUPGumbaynggirr/Yaygirr subgroupBaanbayGumbaynggirr * Smythe (1948/9), Eades (1979) further dialects: Baanbay, Gambalamam; possibly also Ngambaa
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganGumbaynggiricGumbaynggirBaanbayGumbaynggir [dialects: Baanbay, Gambalamam]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganGumbainggaricGumbainggarBanbai
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganBanbai
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKumbainggaricBanbai