N116.N: Mandatja

AIATSIS code: 
N116.N
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mandatja

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djangu (Man:atja)
Thesaurus heading language
Mandatja language N116.N
Thesaurus heading (old)
Manadya / Manaidja language (N116.N) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
Man(d)atja
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Manatja [Amery MS2823, Schebeck 2001] Mandatja [Schebeck 2001:93]
Synonyms
Manaidja, Manatja, Manadja, Djangu
Comment
Comments: 
Man(d)atja (N116.N) and Warramiri N131 are Yolngu clans affiliated with Djangu N202 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). The online Yolngu Matha dictionary lists Ma?atja and Ma?atja as alternate pronunciations and spellings for this name. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Amery, Robert. 1985. A new diglossia: contemporary speech varieties at Yirrkala in north east Arnhem Land, Australian National University: MA. (MS2823).
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
(Djangu)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bernhard Schebeck
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates0
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 listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Northern Yolngu subgroup*MandatjaDjangu dialects include: Warramiri, Mandatja
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjanguMan(d)adja
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)