L39: Wadjabangai

AIATSIS Code: 
L39
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wadjabangai

tab group

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
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
Language comment
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
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)
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
Grammar1 (phonology only)
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariWadjabangai