N128: Wubuy / Nunggubuyu

AIATSIS Code: 
N128
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wubuy / Nunggubuyu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Nunggubuyu language
ABS Name
Nunggubuyu
Horton Name
Nunggubuyu
Ethnologue name
Nunggubuyu
ISO 639-3 code
nuy
Tindale name
Nunggubuju
Thesaurus heading
Nunggubuyu language (N128) (NT SD53-11)
Tindale (1974)
Nunggubuyu, Nungubuyu, Nungabuyu, Nungabuya, Nugubuyu (? misprint), Nungguboiyu, Nungguboiju, Nun-guboiyu, Nuggaboju, Ningburia, Nangabuya.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Nunggubuyu, Nungubuju, Nungbuju, Nungabuyu, Nungabuya, Nugubuyu
Glottocode
nung1290
Other sources
Nunggubuyu, Nungubuyu, Nunggabuyu, Nunggubu'ju, Nungubuju, Nungkubuyu [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Wubuy
Yingkwira
Nangabuya
Ningburia
Nuggaboju
Nugubuyu
Nungabuju
Nungabuya
Nungabuyu
Nungbuju
Nunggaboju
Nungguboiju
Nungguboiyu
Nunggubuju
Nunguboiyu
Nungubuju
Nungubuyu
Nunggabuyu
Nungkubuyu
Nun guboiyu
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. 2004. Stem forms and paradigm reshaping in Gunwiynguan. In Australian languages : classification and the comparative method / edited by Claire Bowern, Harold Koch. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. pp. 313-340.
Harvey, Mark. 2003. An initial reconstruction of Proto Gunwiynguan phonology. In Nicholas Evans (editor) The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of Northern Australia. Pacific Linguistics, Australian National University : Canberra ACT. pp 205-268.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Heath, Jeffery, 1982. Nunggubuyu dictionary. Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
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.
van Egmond, Marie-Elaine, 2012. Enindhilyakwa phonology, morphosyntax and genetic position. MS 4966.
Warren, Kathie, 1982. Nunggubuyu nouns. MS 1639.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
From Cape Barrow and Harris Creek south to coast near Edward Island; west toward headwaters of Rose and Walker rivers (Tindale 1974). The general associations were to the drainages flowing into Bennet Bay, and the coast from approximately Minnie Creek up to and including the mouth of the Walker River. Wubuy affiliations included only the mouth of the Walker and did not extend upriver (Harvey ASEDA 802). It is estimated there are 200-500 Nunggubuyu speakers, most of whom live at Numbulwar - a mainland community at the mouth of the Rose River. ... there is a large group of Nunggubuyu speakers living at Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, and a smaller groups at Ngukurr (Roper River) (Warren, 1982:1).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
400 300 - 400 300 - 400 363 39 44 44 109
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
15
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Heath, Jeffrey. 1984. Functional grammar of Nunggubuyu. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Heath, Jeffrey. 1982. Nunggubuyu dictionary. Canberra: AIAS.
Programs
Activities: 
Numbulwar Community Education Centre is providing a bilingual education (2006). Ngukurr Community Education Centre is running a language program (2006).
People: 
Jeffrey Heath, Earl Hughes, Alice Moyle, Alex van der Leeden, Ngukurr Language Centre, Numbulwar Community Education Centre, Ngukurr Community Education Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Enindhilyagwa   Nunggubuyu Nunggubuyu [dialects: Not intelligible with other languages]
Dixon (2002)   ARNHEM LAND GROUP Far east Arnhem Land group Nunggubuyu (or Wubuy or Yingkwira) Nunggubuyu (or Wubuy or Yingkwira) Heath (1984)
Wurm (1994) Nunggubuyu     Nunggubuyu  
Walsh (1981) Nunggubuyan     Nunggubuyu  
Oates (1975) Nunggubuyan     Nunggubuyu  
Wurm (1972) Nunggubuyan     Nunggubuyu  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Nunggubuyan     Nunggubuju