K25: Munumburu

AIATSIS code: 
K25
AIATSIS reference name: 
Munumburu

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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 language
Munumburu language K25
Thesaurus heading (old)
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
Comments: 
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 and 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 / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
... about the Upper Hann River (Capell & Coate 1984:3).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988): 

Ngaanyatjarra (A38 ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).

5.15 Munumburru

Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Munumburu (AIAS, Capell, Black, Black & Walsh, Oates & Oates)
Classification of the language:
Worrorran family, Ungarinyinic group
Identification codes:
AIAS: K25
Oates 1973: 46.2a
Capell: K15
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Not known
People who have worked intensively on the language:
No one
Practical orthography:
None
Word lists:
Capell (1940); Capell & Coate (1984) contains a list of kin terms.
Textual material:
None
Grammar or sketch grammar:
None
Material available on the language:
Capell, A. 1940. The classification of languages in north and north-west Australia. Oceania 10. 241-272, 404-433.
Capell, A. & Coate, H.H.J. 1984. Comparative studies in northern Kimberley languages. Canberra: PL, C-69.
Language programme:
None
Language learning material:
None
Literacy material:
None

McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.

AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.

Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Nekes) - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
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 and Voegelin (1966)WororanUngarinyinicMunumburu