N17: Ngen'giwumirri

AIATSIS code: 
N17
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngen'giwumirri

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngan'giwumirri
Ethnologue name
Nangikurrunggurr [Ngangi-Wumeri]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nanggumiri
Thesaurus heading language
Ngen'giwumirri language N17
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngangiwumirri / Ngangumiri language (N17) (NT SD52-12)
Tindale (1974)
Nanggiomeri, Nangiomeri, Nangumiri, Nangimera, Nangimeri, Nanggiwumiri, Nangi-wumiri, Ngen-gomeri (valid pronunciation), Nangiomeri, Mariwumiri, Murin-wumiri, Wumiri.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Nanggumiri, Nangimera, Nangimeri, Mariwunini, Nangiomera
Glottocode
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Other sources
Ngengewumiri [Tryon 1974] Ngan'giwumirri, Ngen'giwumirri [Reid 1990] Ngenkiwumerri [Black 1983] Ngengomeri, Nanggiomeri [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Ngengiwumirri, Ngan, gi wumeri, Nangikurrunggurr, Nanggiomeri, Nangiomeri, Nangumiri, Nangimera, Nangimeri, Nanggiwumiri, Nangi wumiri, Ngen gomeri, Mariwumiri, Murin wumiri, Wumiri
Comment
Comments: 
This is a dialect of Ngan'gityemerri N157 according to Reid (1990). Documentation for Ngan'gityemerri may be relevant.
References: 
  • Tryon, D. T. 1974. Daly Family languages, Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-32. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Reid, Nicholas & Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart. 2008. Ngan'gi dictionary. Armidale: Australian Linguistics Press.
  • Reid, Nicholas John. 1990. Ngan'gityemerri: a language of the Daly River region, Northern Territory of Australia, Australian National University: PhD.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
... south of the central Daly River, along the Flora River to its junction with the Daly River (Tryon 1974). The eastern-most [boundary] runs the length of the Fish river, from Kuluy (Collah Spring) northwards to its junction with the Daly river. The northern boundary [...] roughly follows the Daly-Peppimenarti road (which in turn follows the old Daly-Port Keats walking track) [...] East to west then, Ngen'giwumirri country extends just over one hundred kilometres, from the Fish river to the muyil swamp near Wudipuli. (Reid & McTaggart 2008:359). Contemporary location: Nauiyu and Peppimenarti (Reid & McTaggart 2008:359).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Frances Kofod, Nick Reid, William Hoddinott,
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates100
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate50
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 listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Hoddinott, William, and Kofod, Frances. 1988. The Ngankikurungkurr language (Daly River area, Northern Territory): Paciflic Linguistic D77. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Reid, Nick. 1990. Ngan'gityemerri: a language of the Daly River region, Northern Territory of Australia, Australian National University, PhD.

Reid, Nicholas & Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart. 2008. Ngan'gi dictionary. Armidale: Australian Linguistics Press.

Dictionary: 
Reid, Nick. 1990. Ngan'gityemerri: a language of the Daly River region, Northern Territory of Australia, Australian National University, PhD. Reid, Nicholas & Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart. 2008. Ngan'gi dictionary. Armidale: Australian Linguistics Press.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)DalyMurrinh-PathaNangikurrunggurr [Ngangi-Wumeri]Nangikurrunggurr [dialects: Tyemeri (Moil, Ngankikurrunkurr), Ngenkiwumerri (Nangumiri, Nangiomeri, Angomerry, Marewumiri, Nangimera, Ngangomori), Ngangi-Tjemerri, Ngangi-Wumeri. Lexical similarity 84% with Ngengiwumerri dialect]
Dixon (2002)DALY RIVER AREAL GROUPSOUTHERN DALY GROUPNgan.gi-wumeriNgan.gi-tjemerri Reid (1990) dialects: Ngan.gi-kurunggurr, Ngan.gi-wumeri, Ngan.gimerri
Wurm (1994)DalyMoilNgenkiwumerri
Walsh (1981)DalyMoilNgenkiwumerri (Ngangiiomeri)
Oates (1975)DalyMoilNgangumiri
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)NangumirianNangumiri