N118: Dhay'yi

AIATSIS Code: 
N118
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dhay'yi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Dhay'yi languages
ABS Name
Dhay'yi
Horton Name
Yolngu (Daii)
Ethnologue name
Dayi
ISO 639-3 code
dax
Tindale name
Daii
Thesaurus heading
Dhayyi / Dha?i language group (N118) (NT SD53-07)
Tindale (1974)
Daii (name based on the demonstrative pronoun = this), Taii Tai, Dalwango (a clan), Dalwongo, Dalwongu, Darlwongo, Dhalwangu, Djawark (a clan), Djarlwa:g.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
dayi1244
Other sources
Dha'yi [Schebeck 2001:15]
Synonyms
Dhayyi
Dayi
Yolngu
Daii
Ritharngu
Diakui
Djinang
Djinba
Dai
Dhayi
Taii Tai
Dalwango
Dalwongo
Dalwongu
Darlwongo
Dhalwangu
Djawark
Djarlwa:g
Comment
Language comment
Dhay'yi (~Dhayi'yimirr) is a Yolngu language, see Yolngu Matha N230. Clans affiliated with Dhay'yi language include Djarrwark N117 (Dhuwa moiety) and Dhalwangu N143.1 (Yirritja moiety). See also Madarrpa N111.
References

Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
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.
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.
Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba – a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Shores of Blue Mud Bay north to the Koolatong River and inland to an important source of implement stone at Ngilipidji (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
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
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
-
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
-
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDhuwalDayiDayi [dialectes: Dhalwangu, Djarrwark]
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Southern Yolngu subgroup*Dhay'yiDhay'yi (may be one language with Dhuwal/Dhwala) dialects: (a) Dhalwangu; (b) Djarrwark
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDhay'yi
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDhay?yi
Oates (1975)Dai, Dhayi
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)