N134: Wan.gurri

AIATSIS code: 
N134
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wan.gurri

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Name
ABN name
Wangurri language
ABS name
Wangurri
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Dhangu [Wangurri]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Dangu (Wanguri)
Thesaurus heading language
Wangurri language N134
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wangurri language (N134) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
Wangurri, Wonguri, Wan:guri
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wangurri, Wan'gari [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Wan, gurri, Dhangu, Wanguri, Wonguri, Wan:guri
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes wan.gurri as a clan-nation, affiliated with dhangu'mi N192. Wangurri (N134) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhangu N192 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). 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).
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • 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.
  • Wilkinson, Melanie, Raymattja Marika and Nancy M Williams. 2009. This place already has a name. In Koch, Harold and Luise Hercus eds. Aboriginal placenames : naming and renaming the landscape. Canberra: ANU E Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Dhangu) Yolngu lands occupy from the Wessel Islands in the north to Blue Med Bay in the south, from the Gulf of Carpentaria in the east to approxmately the Goyder River in the west. Although the Wangurri have claims to different sections of land throughout this area, their major estate centres around the river at Dhalinybuy in the north east of the mainland (McLellan 1992:2).

Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Marilyn McLellan, Bernhard Schebeck, Rayomond Wood
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census47
2011Census26
2016Census58

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

McLellan, Marilyn. 1992. A study of the Wangurri language, Macquarie University: PhD.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhangu Dhangu [Wangurri] Dhangu [dialects; Dhangu-Djangu, Gaalpu (Kalbu), Wangurri, Ngaymil, Rirratjingu, Golumala]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Northern Yolngu subgroup* Wan.gurri Dhangu dialects include: (a) Wan.gurri, Lamamirri; (b) Rirratjingu, Gaalpu, Ngayimil
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhangu Wan?guri  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Wan'guri  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Wan?nguri