N178: Ngorrkgowo

AIATSIS code: 
N178
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Ngorrkgowo

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Harvey concludes that Ngorrkgowo (N178) and Wulwulam N32 are alternative names for the same or similar language varieties, or that they refer to distinct language varieties which share considerable overlap in countries associated with them (2003:299). However, Harvey (2007 p.c.) now suspects that Ngorrkgowo is a dialect of Warray N25.
References: 
  • Harvey, Mark. 2003. Western Gunwinyguan. In The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, ed. Nicholas Evans, 285-303. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Comparative non-Pama Nyungan and Australian historical linguistics. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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My consultants did not know where the country of the Ngorrkogowo language was. However, the country on the east towards Pine Creek is the only possibility (Harvey 2003:298).
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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).

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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)