N202: Djangu

AIATSIS code: 
N202
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djangu

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Name
ABN name
Djangu languages
ABS name
Djangu
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djangu
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Django
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Django
Comment
Comments: 
Djangu is a Yolngu Matha N230 language, affiliated with the Yirritja moiety (Schebeck 2001:16). The online Yolngu Matha Dictionary defines dja?u'mi (N202) as a collective language name for two varieties spoken by Mandatja N116.N and Warramiri N131 clans.
References: 
  • 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.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
Arnhem Bay area, principally on its eastern shores, extending north to the English Company Islands (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census4

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
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Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Northern Yolngu subgroup*Djangu
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)