L10: Adnyamathanha

AIATSIS Code: 
L10
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Adnyamathanha

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Adnyamathanha language
ABS Name
Adnymathanha
Horton Name
Adnyamathanha
Ethnologue name
Adynyamathanha
ISO 639-3 code
adt
Tindale name
Wailpi (Adnjamatana)
Thesaurus heading
Adnyamathanha language (L10) (SA SH54-09)
Tindale (1974)
Wajalpi, Wailbi (among the Pangkala this term means south west), Wipie, Nuralda, Binbarnja (Wadikali term, ['binba] = Callitris 'pine tree'), Kanjamata (Wongkanguru term), Kanjimata, Anjimatana ('Hills people,' Kujani term), Benbakanjamata (Kujani term 'Pine Hills people' in reference to the Callitris pines, ['pimba] = ['benba], on the dissected plateaus), Anjiwatana (misprint), Anjamutina, Andyamatana, Unyamatana, Unyamootha, Anyamatana, Adnjamatana, Adnjamadana, Adjnjamatana, Adyamatana, Kudnamietha (['kudna = feces] hence dung eaters a rude name given by western tribes), Keidnamutha, Gadjnjamadja [sic], Kutchnamootha, Keydnjamarda, Mardala (Dieri term based on the Wailpi word ['ma:dala] = no), Mardula, Umbertana (error for Umberatana, a place name), Nimbalda, Nimbaldi (misprint), Nimalda, Wadla (literally 'Scrub wallabies,' a derisive term applied by the Dieri and other inhabitants of the open plains of the Lake Eyre basin), Ngatjuwalda ('our speech,' language name), Atjualda (same recorded by an individual tone deaf to initial ng), Archualda.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Adnyamathana, Nuralda, Binbarnja, Kanjimata, Anjimatana, Benbakanjamata, Anjiwatana, Anjamutina, Anyamatana, Unyamootha, Kudnamietha, Kutchnamoota, Keydnjamarda, Mardala, Mardula, Wipie, Umbertana, Nimbalda, Nimbaldi, Nimalda
Glottocode
adny1235
Other sources
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Synonyms
Adnymathanha
Adjnjamathanha
Adynyamathanha
Adnjamathanha
Jadliaura
Ngudlawara
Wailpi
Walypi
Adnamadana
Adjnjamatana
Adnamatana
Adnjamadana
Adnjamadhanha
Adnjamatana
Adnjamathera
Adnjmadhanha
Adnjnjamathanha
Adyamatana
Andjama Dana
Andyamatana
Anjamatana
Anjamutina
Anjimatana
Anjiwatana
Anjiwatina
Anyamatana
Archualda
Atjualda
Benbakanjamata
Benbakanjamatana
Binbarnja
Binbarnya
Gadjnjamada
Gadjnjamadja
Ganjamadna
Imatjara
Kanjamata
Kanjimata
Keidnamutha
Keydnjamarda
Keydnjmarda
Kudjamuther
Kudjchnamootha
Kudnamietha
Kutchhamootha
Kutchnamoota
Kutchnamootha
Mardala
Mardula
Ngatjuwalda
Nimalda
Nimbalda
Nimbaldi
Nuralda
Umbertana
Unyamatana
Unyamootha
Wadla
Wailbi
Wajalpi
Waljbi
Wipie
Adnyamathana
Adnjamadana Wailbi
Adnyamatana
Comment
Language comment
Hercus writes Adnyamathana (L10) is a member of the Thuṛa-Miṛu family (from words meaning 'man'), specifically the Thuṛa group along with Kuyani L9. The Thuṛa-Miṛu group branches into Thuṛa, Parnkalla L6 and Miṛu, consisting of Kaurna L3, Nharangka L1, Nukunu (L4) and Ngadjuri L5 (Hercus, 1992:2). Wailpi is treated as an alternative name for Adnyamathanha (L10) by some, while others claim that it is a separate dialect. The map in Oates and Oates (1970) has both L17.1 Adnjamatana and L10 Wailbi but these were merged into L10 Adnjamatana in Oates (1975). As L10 has been used for Adnyamathanha for some time, a new code, L55, has been applied to Wailpi.
References

Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1970. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on field work conducted July/August 1970 as part of the 1969/1970 project Western Desert fringe study. (PMS 2140).
Cother, Emma and Gale, Mary-Anne 2005. Resource guide for the Indigenous languages of South Australia. Part A. Introduction & helpful information. [Adelaide : Discipline of Linguistics, University of Adelaide].
Hercus, Luise Anna. 1992. A Nukunu dictionary. Canberra: Department of Linguistics, The Faculties, Australian National University.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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
SA
Location information
At Umberatana and Mount Serle; south to Parachilna Gorge only in the Flinders Ranges; east to above Wooltana on range; west to western scarp of ranges (Tindale 1974). Contemporary location: the Flinders Ranges, the towns of Nepabunna,Hawker, Quorn, Port Augusta and Leigh Creek (Cother and Gale 2005:1).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
30 - 20+ 127 107 150+ 100 107
Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
2
Documentation
Document Score: 
12
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Schebeck, Bernard. 1974. Texts on the social system of the Atynyamatana people with grammatical notes: Pacific Linguistics D21. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
McEntee, John and McKenzie, Pearl. 1991. Adna-mat-na English dictionary, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
Education Dept. of South Australia developed a teacher's guide (1988). Dept. of Education and Children's Services developed a teaching framework in 2004 and a language learning material, Learning Adnyamathanha in 2005
People: 
Peter Austin, Gavan Breen, Luise Hercus, John McEntee, Pearl McKenzie, Geoffrey O'Grady, Bernhard Schebeck, Dorothy Tunbridge, Hale & O'Grady
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Yura Adynyamathanha Adynyamathanha [dialects: Related to Guyani, Banggarla, Nugunu, and Narungga, which may be extinct.]
Dixon (2002)   SPENCER GULF BASIN AREAL GROUP Yura subgroup* Adjnjamathanha Adjnjamathanha/Guyani Schebeck (1974) further dialect: Wailpi
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Adynyamathanha  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Yura Adynyamathanha  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Southern Western Desert Type Yura Adnjamadana-Wailbi  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Yura Wailpi, Adnyamatana  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Yura Wailpi