L5: Ngadjuri

AIATSIS code: 
L5
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngadjuri

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngadjuri
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngadjuri
Thesaurus heading language
Ngadjuri language L5
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngadjuri / Ngadyuri language (L5) (SA SI54-05)
Tindale (1974)
Ngadluri, Ngaluri, Aluri, Alury, Eeleeree, Hilleri, Hillary, Yilrea, Wirameju (['wira] = gum tree, ['meju] = men, lit. gum forest men), Wirrameyu, Wirramayo, Wirra-maya, Wiramaya, Wirra, Weera, Eura (general term for several tribes), Manuri (Nganguruku tribe term, means 'big goana people'), Manuri (Nukunu term, claimed to mean inland people), Manu, Monnoo, Manuley, Youngye (name of language), Boanawari (term meaning 'bat people,' and linked with circumcision; applied by noncircumcising eastern tribes who feared their proselytizing urges) Doora, Burra Burra or Abercrombie tribe (two names for one horde of this tribe), Mimbara (name of the northernmost horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wirameyu, Manuri, Ngadhuri, Ngarluri, Aluri, Alury, Eeeleeree, Wirameju, Wirrameyu, Wirramayo, Wirramaya, Wiramaya, Wirra, Weera, Eura, Manu, Monnoo, Manuley
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Aluri, Alury, Boanawari, Burra Burra, Abercrombie tribe, Doora, Eeleeree, Eura, Hillary, Hilleri, Manu, Manuley, Manuri, Mimbara, Monnoo, Ngadhuri, Ngadluri, Ngaluri, Ngarluri, Weera, Werra, Wiramaya, Wirameju, Wirameyu, Wirra, Wirramaya, Wirramayo, Wirrameyu, Yilrea, Youngye, Eeeleeree, Wirra maya, Boanawari Doora, Ngajuri
Comment
Comments: 

Ngadjuri is a member of the Thura-Yura L63 sub-group of Pama-Nyungan. Other members include Kaurna L3; Nukunu L4; Narangga L1; Barngala L6; Adnyamathanha L10; Kuyani L9; Nauo L2 and Wirangu C1, which exhibits some differences with the Thura-Yura languages, influences from Western Desert languages A80. One particular cultural-linguistic feature uniquely Thura-Yura is the use of ten birth-order names. Another are the regular pronoun forms unique to the sub-group (Simpson & Hercus 2004:179).

A small picture dictionary (with accompanying CD containing sound files) was produced by Pat Waria-Read and Mary-Anne Gale with the Ngadjuri Walpa Juri Lands and Heritage Association in 2009.

References: 
  • Simpson, J & L Hercus. 2004. Thura-Yura as a subgroup, in (Bowern & Koch eds) Australian Languages : classification and the comparative method. John Benjamins : Amsterdam/Philadelphia
  • Waria-Read, Pat. 2009. Ngadjuri picture dictionary. Adelaide: Ngadjuri Walpa Juri Lands and Heritage Association. (L KIT N322.003/1)
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
SA
Location information: 

From Angaston and Freeling north to Clare, Crystal Brook, Gladstone, Carrieton, and north of Waukaringa to Koonamore; east to Mannahill; in Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra, and Robertstown districts (Tindale 1974:214).

Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Pat Waria-Read, Mary-Anne Gale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   SPENCER GULF BASIN AREAL GROUP   Ngadjuri Kadli Teichelmann and Schürmann (1840) dialects: Kaurna, Nantuwara, Ngadjuri, Narangka, Nukunu
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Ngadjuri  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Yura Ngadjuri  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Southern Western Desert Type Yura Ngadjuri  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Yura Ngadjuri  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Yura Ngadjuri