K25: Munumburu

AIATSIS Code: 
K25
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Munumburu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Ngarinyin (Munumburru)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wilawiila (Munumburu)
Thesaurus heading
Munumburu language (K25) (WA SD52-14)
Tindale (1974)
Wular: (said to be a language name), Taib (horde on Carson River, also claims to be of Miwa tribe), Wulu, Taibange (member of Taib), Munumbara (horde on headwaters of Forrest River), Munumburu, Kalari: (horde on middle Drysdale River), Andedja (horde on southern tributaries of upper Forrest River), Andidja, Andadja, Piarngongo (horde at Mount Beatrice; there is also a horde of Ola tribe of Purunor moiety, and same name, south and southwest of Karunjie), ? Kundjanan, Kandjanan, ? Ullumbuloo.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Munumburru
Ngarinyin
Guwij
Ngarinjin
Ngarnawu
Ungarinjin
Wilawila
Wolyamidi
Wilawiila
Wular:
Taib
Wulu
Taibange
Munumbara
Kalari:
Andedja
Andidja
Andadja
Piarngongo
Kundjanan
Kandjanan
Ullumbuloo
Comment
Language comment
Munumburu is a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Worrorran language group – specifically Eastern Worrorran along with Ngarinyin K18, Wurla K43, Andajin K64, Guwij K19, Ngarnawu K52 and Wolyamidi K26. These languages are geographically contiguous (in the northern Kimberley region, Western Australia) and all have five noun classes and gender distinction (McGregor & Rumsey 2009:5-7). McGregor (2004:42) classifies Munumburru as a member of the Ngarinyinic group, adding Walajangarri K24 to the above list. Munumburu (so called for 'convenience sake'), a dialect of Ngarinjin K18 and located about the upper Hann River, shows connections with Guwidj K19 (Capell and Coate, 1984:3; includes language data).
References

Capell, A. 1939. Mythology in northern Kimberley, north-west Australia. Oceania, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 382-404.
Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies
Capell, Arthur & H.H.J. Coate. 1984. Comparative studies in Northern Kimberley languages: Pacific Linguistics C-69. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McGregor, William, and Alan Rumsey. 2009. Worrorran revisited: the case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 600. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
... about the Upper Hann River (Capell & Coate 1984:3).
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: 
tape transcription/field note available (Nekes) - unclear status
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)NORTH KIMBERLEY AREAL GROUPMunumburruUngarinjin Rumsey (1982a) further dialects: Guwidj (Orla), Waladja, Ngarnawu, Andadjin, Munumburru, Wolyamidi, Waladjangarri
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)WororanNgarinjinicMunumburu
Wurm (1972)WororanNgarinyinicMunumburu
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)WororanUngarinyinicMunumburu