N130: Golpa

AIATSIS code: 
N130
AIATSIS reference name: 
Golpa

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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
Nango (Golpa)
Thesaurus heading language
Golpa language N130
Thesaurus heading (old)
Golpa / Gorlba language (N130) (NT SC53-15)
Tindale (1974)
Kolpa, Golbu, Golba, Gorlba
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Girrkirr [Given as 'name of the Golpa' in Schebeck 2001:91.]
Synonyms
Gorlpa, Gorlba, Gorlbu, Guba, Gulba, Kolpa, Korlpa, Miliwuru, Nango, Girrkirr, Golbu, Golba
Comment
Comments: 
Golpa (N130) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Nhangu N211 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • 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: 
... from the Wessels, sites on the end of Elcho and up the Wessel The largest number of speakers now reside on Elcho. with a small number at Murru'ga (Bentley James 2007 p.c.). Golpa is one of the Nha?u languages, and the territory of its speakers lies in the north-eastern extremities of the Wessel Islands (Shcebeck 2001: 87).
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
1975Oates1
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
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
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*GorlpaNhangu dialects include: (a) Gorlpa; (b) Yannhangu
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicNhanguGulba
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)