L22: Ngamini

AIATSIS code: 
L22
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngamini

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngamini
Ethnologue name
Ngamini
ISO 639-3 code
nmv
Tindale name
Ngameni
Thesaurus heading language
Ngamini language L22
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngamini language (L22) (SA SG54-09)
Tindale (1974)
Ngamini, Ngaminni, Gnameni, Ngnaminni, A:mini, Aurnini (of northern tribes and casual variant), Auminie, Aumine, Amini, Ominee, Ahminie, Ahminnie, Uminnie, Agaminni, Awmani.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gnameni, Ngaminni, Ngnaminni, Ahminnie, Uminnie, Agaminni, Awmani
Glottocode
ngam1265
Other sources
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Synonyms
Ngameni, Ominee, A:mini, Agamini, Agaminni, Ahminie, Ahminnie, Amini, Aumine, Aumini, Auminie, Awmani, Gnameni, Ngamani, Ngaminni, Ngnaminni, Uminnie, Aurnini
Comment
Comments: 
Austin (1991:129) says that Ngamini and Yarluyandi L31 are closely related and that they are 'also genetically close' to Diyari L17 and Thirrari L14. He goes on to present lexical and grammatical evidence of Karangura's L28 very close relationship to Ngamini (1991:130-36). According to Breen (1976:745), Ngamini forms a dialect chain with Midhaga L34, Dhirari L14, Dieri L17, Yaluyandi L31 and Garwali L35.
References: 
  • Austin, Peter. 1991. The Karangura language. Records of the South Australian Museum 25(2):129-137.
  • Breen, Gavan. 1976. Ngamini, and a note on Midhaga. In R.M.W. Dixon (ed.) Grammatical categories in Australian languages, Linguistic Series No. 22, pp. 745-50. Canberra: AIAS. (B D621.81/G1)
  • 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 / Territory: 
SA
Location information: 
South side of Goyder Lagoon; on the Warburton River and Lakes Howitt and Berlino; north to Pandipandi and the southern vicinity of Birdsville and Miranda (Tindale 1974) (Northern part of this area is assigned to Yarluyandi on Bowern's (2001) map.)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
Peter Austin is currently preparing a comparative dictionary of Diyari and Ngamini that will include all the available materials on this language.
People: 
Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates2
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
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaNgamini
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPCentral Lake Eyre Basin areal groupNgaminiNgamini* further dialects: Yaluyandi; Karangura
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicNgamini
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicDiyari/KarnaNgamini
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaNgamini
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaNgamini
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaNgameni