Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988):
Madoidja (A41 ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).
6.2 Jaminjung / Djamindjung
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Djamadjong, Djamundon, Djamindjung (AIAS, Bolt, Black & Walsh, Capell, Cleverly, Hodinott, McConvell), Djamindjung (Capell), Jaminjang, Jaminjoong (KLS, Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation), Tjamindjung, Tjaminjun, Tyamintju? (Walsh), Alternative names:, Murinyuwen, Murrinyuwen is the name by which the Murrinh-patha refer to Jaminjung.
- Classification of the language:
- Jaminjungan family
- Identification codes:
- AIAS: N18
- Oates 1973: 41A.1 (Oates & Oates 1970: 38.1)
- Capell: N18
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Timber Creek (NT), Port Keats (NT) and Kununurra.
- Black & Walsh - up to 30 speakers
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Arthur Capell, late 1930s
- J. Cleverly, mid 1960s, Kununurra
- Michael Walsh, early 1970s, Port Keats
- Practical orthography:
- None currently in use. The Miriwoong variant of the North Kimberley orthography is being used, or recommended for use, in Kununurra, by the Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation.
- Word lists:
- Capell (1940, nd), Cleverly (1968), Chadwick (1979), Leeding (1971)
- Textual material:
- Cleverly (1968)
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Cleverly (1968)
- Material available on the language:
- Bolt, J.E., Cleverly, J.R. & Hodinott, W.G. 1970. Pronominalisation in Djamindjungan. In Wurm, S.A. & Laycock, D.C. (eds), Pacific Linguistic studies in honour of Arthur Capell. Canberra: PL, C-13. 593-615.
- Capell, A. 1940. The classification of languages in north and north-west Australia. Oceania 10. 241-272, 404-433.
- _____ .nd. Dictionaries of northern Australian languages. 267pp. typescript. [Arranged and typed by J. Trefry.] AIAS Ms 1399 (A1;B1).
- Chadwick, N. 1979. The west Barkly languages: an outline sketch. In Wurm, S.A. (ed.), Australian linguistic studies. Canberra: PL, C-54. 653-711.
- Cleverly, J.R. 1968. A preliminary study of the phonology and grammar of Djamindjung. MA thesis, University of New England. AIAS Ms 490.
- Glasgow, D., Hocking, F.M., & Steiner, W.L. nd. Report [to AIAS] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north-east Kimberleys. 9pp. typescript. AIAS.
- Hoddinott, W.G. & Kofod, F.M. 1976a. The bivalent suffix -ku: Djamindjungan. In Dixon, R.M.W. (ed.), Grammatical categories in Australian languages. Canberra: AIAS. 437-441.
- _____ .1976b. Ergative, locative and instrumental case inflections: Djamindjungan. In Dixon, R.M.W. (ed.), Grammatical categories in Australian languages. Canberra: AIAS. 397-401.
- _____ .1976c. Simple and compound verbs: conjugation by auxiliaries in Australian verbal systems; Djamindjungan. In Dixon, R.M.W. (ed.), Grammatical categories in Australian languages. Canberra: AIAS. 698-704.
- Leeding, V.J. 1971. Word lists: Djamindjung and Ngaliwuru. 13pp. typescript. AIAS pMs 2268. (A2;B1).
- McConvell, P. 1985a. The origin of subsections in northern Australia. Oceania 56. 1-33.
- _____ .1985b. Time perspective in Aboriginal Australian culture: two approaches to the origin of subsections. Aboriginal History 9. 53-80.
- Street, C.S. 1973a. [Djamindjung, Murinyuwen, Ngaliwuru, and Karuman? ['karuman] word list]. 12pp. manuscript. AIAS pMs 2376. (A2;B1).
- _____ .1973b. A report on the survey of languages and dialects at Port Keats, N.T. 8pp. typescript. AIAS pMs 2388. (A2;B1).
- Walsh, M.J. 1972. [Field notes: Djamindjung.] 116pp. manuscript. AIAS Ms 399. (A1;B1).
- Language programme:
- Language learning material:
- Literacy material:
McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.