N111: Madarrpa

AIATSIS code: 
N111
AIATSIS reference name: 
Madarrpa

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Madarrpa
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Gupapuyngu [Madarrpa]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Duwala (Madarpa)
Thesaurus heading language
Madarrpa language N111
Thesaurus heading (old)
Madarrpa language (N111) (NT SD53-07)
Tindale (1974)
Mararba, Madarrpa, Maderpa, Jithuwa, Jiduwa, Malarbardjuradj, Malarrbartjuray
O'Grady et al (1966)
Maroura, Marowera, Jakajako, Yaakoyaako, Waimbo
Glottocode
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Other sources
Madarrpa, Marderpa (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:92]
Synonyms
Gupapuyngu, Mararba, Maderpa, Jithuwa, Jiduwa, Malarbardjuradj, Malarrbartjuray
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary defines madarrpa as a clan-nation and language affiliated with dhuwala'mirri N199. Schebeck describes Madarrpa as a dialect of Dhuwala N199 but reports that some people now use Ritharrngu N104 and Burarra (see N135) (2001:15, 18). Wilkinson lists Madarrpa under Dhuwala N199 and Ritharr?u N104 (1991:13). Heath lists Ritharrngu N104, Dhay'yi N118 and Duwaya N116 spoken by Madarpa (N111) (1980:3). For Yolngu languages see Yolngu Matha N230.

References: 
  • Heath, Jeffrey G. 1980. Basic materials in Ritharngu: grammar, texts and dictionary: Pacific Linguistics B-62. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Morphy, Frances. 1983. Djapu, a Yolngu dialect. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 3, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 1-188, + map p xxiv. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Ritharrngu)

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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate50
2006Census0
2011Census3
2016Census8

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 More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhuwal Gupapuyngu [Madarrpa] Gupapuyngu [dialectes: Gupapuyngu, Madarrpa, Manggalili, Munyuku, Wubulkarra, Walangu. About 45 related dialects. Close to Gumatj.]
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhuwala Mararba  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Mararba  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Mararba