N121: Ngarnka

AIATSIS Code: 
N121
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngarnka

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Ngewin (alternative of both Alawa and Ngawun)
Ethnologue name
Gudanji [Ngarnga]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngewin
Thesaurus heading
Ngarnji / Ngewin language (N121) (NT SD53-15)
Tindale (1974)
Gnuin, ? Leeillawarrie.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ngangdji, Ngarnji, Ngarndji, Angee, Ngarnga, Ngewin [Top End Handbook] Gnanji [Spencer and Gillen 1904, and Basedow 1907] Angee (and Anga)[Basedow 1907] Ngarndji [Chadwick 1971]
Synonyms
Ngarnga
Ngarndji
Gudanji
Ngewin
Gnuin
Leeillawarrie
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). AILEC 0626.
Chadwick, Neil. 1979. The West Barkly languages: an outline sketch. In Australian linguistic studies, ed. S. A. Wurm, 653-711. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Proto Mirndi: a discontinuous language family in northern Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Nordlinger, Rachel. 1998. A grammar of Wambaya, Northern Territory (Australia): Pacific Linguistics C-140. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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.
Wurm, S. A. 1972. Languages of Australia and Tasmania. The Hague: Mouton.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
O.T. Downs and Beetaloo, N.W. Barkly Tablelands and forest country north of the Tablelands (Chadwick) (Oates 1975:27). On upper Limmen Bight River (i.e., upper Spillen Creek south of the Four Archers); southeast to Old Bauhinia Downs (Tindale 1974). There was little precise information on the limits of Ngarnka country in 2007. In the southwest, the area around Mundah Waterhole and Mungabroom waterhole was the changeover area from Ngarnka to Jingulu. OT Downs homestead was affiliated with Ngarnka, and Tanumbirini homestead appears also to have been affiliated to Ngarnka. There was no precise information in 2007 as to whether Old Tanumbirini homestead was associated with Ngarnka or Alawa (Harvey ASEDA 802).
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
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary, sentences)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Neil Chadwick, Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)West BarklyGudanji [Ngarnga]Gudanji [dialects: Binbinka, Ngarnga]
Dixon (2002)MINDI SUBGROUPEast Mindi subgroup*Ngarnga (=Ngarndji)Ngarnga (=Ngarndji)
Wurm (1994)Djingili-WambayanWambayanNgarndji
Walsh (1981)Djingili-WambayanWambayanNgarndji
Oates (1975)Djingili-WambayanWambayanNgewin
Wurm (1972)Djingili-WambayanWambayicNgarndji, Ngewin
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)