Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981):
Mulyara (A18 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Binbinga (T,AC,Elkin,SAW,Frazer,Spencer,RLS,AIAS), BingaBinga (RLS), Bibbinga (Roheim), Leepitbinga (RLS)
- Classification of the language:
- Djingiluan (Jinguluan) Family, Wambayan group
- Identification codes:
- Oates '73: 30.1b
- AIAS: N.138
- Capell: N5
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Macarthur River area, Darwin
- Milliken, 1972 -- 12
- Black, 1979 --
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Chadwick continues study of Barkly languages.
- Practical orthography:
- None established. Wampaya, Jingilu probably suitable.
- Word lists:
- Chadwick ms.
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Material available on the language:
- Chadwick, Neil. 1974. Historical considerations in some Australian languages. Linguistic Communications 14:69-82.
- ---------- 1975. (Basic data (morpho-syntactic) analysis:Djingili, Wambaya, Gudandji, Binbinga and Ngarnga). 48p. ms. Canberra.
- ---------- 1979. The West Barkly languages: an outline sketch, pp.653-711 in Australian Linguistic Studies, ed. by S.A. Wurm Pacific Linguistics C.54.
- Spencer, Baldwin & F.J. Gillen. 1904. The Northern Tribes of Central Australia. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. Reprinted 1969, Oosterhout, N.B., The Netherlands: Anthropological
- Publications. (includes glossary of Binbinga terms and totem names)
- Literacy material:
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledges IAD Press for permission to use this material in AUSTLANG.