K13: Nyul Nyul

AIATSIS Code: 
K13
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Nyul Nyul

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
Kimberley Area Languages, nec (Nyul Nyul)
Horton Name
Nyul Nyul
Ethnologue name
Nyulnyul
ISO 639-3 code
nyv
Tindale name
Njulnjul
Thesaurus heading
Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul language (K13) (WA SE 51-02)
Tindale (1974)
Njolnjol (variant), Nyolnyol, Nyulnyul, Nyul-nyul.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Njul-Njul, Nyul-Nyul, Niol-Niol, Nyolnyol
Glottocode
nyul1247
Other sources
Nyool Nyool [Bowern 2006 p.c.] Ngol-ngool, Niol niol, Njol-Njol, Nyol-Nyol, Nyool-Nyool, Nyoolnyool, NyulNyul, Nyul Nyul [McGregor 2011:1$7586]
Synonyms
Njul Njul
Kimberley Area Languages
Nyulnyul
Njulnjul
Ngulnyul
Niol Niol
Njolnjol
Nyolnyol
Nyool Nyool
NyulNyul
Nyul nyul
Yowera
Comment
Language comment
References

Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
McGregor, William B. 2010. The semantics, pragmatics and evolution of two verbless negative constructions in Nyulnyul. Oceanic Linguistics 49(1):205-232.
McGregor, William B. 2011. The Nyulnyul language of Dampier Land, Western Australia. Pacific Linguistics 632. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Stokes, Bronwyn. 1982. A description of Nyigina, a language of the West Kimberley, Western Australia (MFE/B52), Australian National University: PhD. (MFE/B52).

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
... around Beagle Bay (Stokes 1982:9). The general associations were to Beagle Bay. The northern side of Pender Bay is associated with Bardi Placenames on the southern side of Pender Bay indicate that this too was associated with Bardi - thus "Embalgun" (Imbalgoon) is a Bardi name, not Nyulnyul (C. Bowern p.c. according to Harvey ASEDA 802). With respect to Goodenough Bay, the available evidence concurs in associating this with Nimanburru and not with Nyulnyul. Inland limits were inferred in accordance with drainage basins. (Harvey ASEDA 802). in the vicinity of Beagle Bay, towards the tip of the Dampier Land peninsula in the far north-west of Western Australia (McGregor 2011:1).
Maps
  • Stokes, Bronwyn. 1982. A description of Nyigina, a language of the West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australian National University: PhD.
  • McGregor, William. 1988. Handbook of Kimberley languages, vol. 1: general information. Pacific Linguistics C-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation (ASEDA 802).
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
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
McGregor, William. 1996. Nyulnyul. M√ľnchen: Lincom Europa. McGregor, William B. 2011. The Nyulnyul language of Dampier land, Western Australia. Volume 1: Grammar. Canberra: Pacific Linguistcs.
Dictionary: 
Bischofs, P. Josef. 1978. Vocabulary of the Niol niol language, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
P Bischofs, William McGregor, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Loongabid Aboriginal Inc
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)NyulnyulanNyulnyul
Dixon (2002)FITZROY RIVER SUBGROUP*Njul-NjulBaardi (or Baard) McGregor (1996), Aklif (1999) further dialects: Djawi, Njul-Njul, Djabirr-Djabirr, Ngumbarl, Nimanburru
Wurm (1994)NyulnyulanNyulnyul
Walsh (1981)NyulnyulanNyulnyul
Oates (1975)NjulnjulanNjul-Njul
Wurm (1972)NyulnyulanNyulnyul
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)NyulnyulanNyulnyul