K4: Ngumbarl

AIATSIS Code: 
K4
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngumbarl

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Ngumbarl
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngombal
Thesaurus heading
Ngumbarl language (K4) (WA SE 51-06)
Tindale (1974)
Ngormbal, Ngombaru.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Ngombal
Ngormbal
Ngombaru
Ngoombal
Ngormbal Ngormbal
Numbal
Numbanbor
Numbol
Comment
Language comment
McGregor (2010:209) categorises Ngumbarl as one of the Western Nyulnyulan languages, along with Bardi K15, Jawi K16, Jabirrjabirr K8, Nimanburru K9 and Nyulnyul K13. He contrasts these with the Eastern Nyulnyulan languages, Nyikina K3, Warrwa K10, Yawuru K1 and Jukun K2.
References

Elkin, A.P. 1933. Totemism in North-Western Australia (The Kimberley Division). Oceania, vol. 3, no. 3, no. 4; vol. 4, no. 1. pp. [257]-296, [435]-481, [54-64].
McGregor, William B. 2010. The semantics, pragmatics and evolution of two verbless negative constructions in Nyulnyul. Oceanic Linguistics 49(1):205-232.
Stokes, Bronwyn. 1982. A description of Nyigina, a language of the West Kimberley, Western Australia (MFE/B52), Australian National University: PhD. (MFE/B52).
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Vicinity of Barred Creek; south from Coulomb Point to Willie Creek; inland for about 30 miles (50 km.); at Cape Boileau (Tindale 1974). Willie Creek to Price's Point (Stokes 1984:9).
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: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Anthony Peile, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Mirima Dawang Woorlabgerring Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)FITZROY RIVER SUBGROUP*NgumbarlBaardi (or Baard) McGregor (1996), Aklif (1999) further dialects: Djawi, Njul-Njul, Djabirr-Djabirr, Ngumbarl, Nimanburru
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)NjulnjulanNgumbarl
Wurm (1972)NyulnyulanNgumbarl (Ngormbal)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)NyulunyulanNgormbal