L39: Wadjabangai

AIATSIS code: 
L39
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wadjabangai

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Inningai (Wadjabangai)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wadjabangai
Thesaurus heading language
Wadjabangai language L39
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wadyabangay language (L39) (Qld SG55-02)
Tindale (1974)
Kariimari ([ka:ri] = salt), ? KunGait (but this may belong to Iningai, which see)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kun-Gait
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wadjabangayi [Breen 1990]
Synonyms
Wadjabangayi, Inningai, Muttaburra, Kariimari, Kun Gait, KunGait, Wadjabangay
Comment
Comments: 
Tindale (1974) lists 'kari:mari, meaning 'salt men', as an alternative name for Wadjabangai. Breen (1990:66) mentions a note on a Wadjabangayi (L39) word list collected by Albert Holt at Cherbourg which says the people were called Kari:mari. Based on this list, Breen says Wadjabangayi is closely related to Dharawala D45 and Bidjara L43 (1990:69, 76).
References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 1990. Salvage studies of Western Queensland Aboriginal languages: Pacific Linguistics B-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1940. Distribution of Australian Aboriginal tribes: a field survey. Transactions of the Royal Society of SA 64:140-231.
  • 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: 
QLD
Location information: 
South of Glenbower (now called Lancevale); at Maryvale; south to Blackall; boundaries fixed principally by exclusion from territories of neighboring tribes (Tindale 1974)
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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
Grammar1 (phonology only)
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupWadjabangayiBidjara* Breen (1973, 1981a) further dialects: Gungabula, Marrganj, Gunja, Wadjigu, Gayiri, Dharawala, Wadjalang, Wadjabangayi, Yiningayi, Yanjdjibara, Mandandanjdji, Guwamu, Gunggari, Ganulu, Gabulbara, Wadja, Nguri
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricWadjabangay
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariWadjabangay
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariWadjabangay
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariWadjabangai
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariWadjabangai