N38: Dagoman

AIATSIS Code: 
N38
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Dagoman

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wagiman (Tagoman)
Ethnologue name
Dagoman
ISO 639-3 code
dgn
Tindale name
Tagoman
Thesaurus heading
Dagoman language (N38) (NT SD52-12)
Tindale (1974)
Togeman, Dogeman, Togiman.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
dago1245
Other sources
Wogba, Tagoman [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Wagiman
Tagoman
Airiman
Wagoman
Wogba
Togeman
Dogeman
Togiman
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
Evans, Nicholas, 2003. Introduction. In The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of Northern Australia, ed Nicholas Evans, 353-367. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Merlan, Francesca. 1994. A grammar of Wardaman. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter.
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
NT
Location information
The area north of the junction of Scott Creek and the Katherine River, east to the King River, and north towards the Ferguson River and Pine Creek, is identified by Katherine Aborigines as Dagoman tribal territory. The northern extent of Dagoman country is now difficult to establish (Merlan 1994:7). Pine Creek to Adelaide River (Top End Handbook). Northeast of the middle Daly River; south to the junction of the Flora and Katherine rivers; at Jindare (Tindale 1974). The general association was to the Daly-Katherine Basin from the junction of the Daly with Stray Creek to and including the first gorge on the Katherine. There was little precise information on the limits of Dagoman in 2007. In the east Leech Lagoon marked the eastern limit of Dagoman associations. Durrinyan Creek was associated with Dagoman. Lake Duggan on Durrinyan Creek was associated with Dagoman. The drainage of King River, save for the headwaters, was associated with Dagoman. The headwaters, however, including King River homestead were apparently associated with Jawoyn. In the north, Copperfield Creek was associated with Dagoman. The Ferguson below its junction with the Cullen was associated with Dagoman. Stray Creek drainage was associated with Dagoman. In the west, Ejong billabong was associated with Dagoman, and appears to have been close to the western limit of Dagoman. It appears that Jinduckin Creek was associated with Wagiman. In the south, the Flora River was associated with Dagoman. Its southern tributaries were associated with Wardaman. Lower Scott Creek, below the Victoria Highway crossing and Limestone Creek were associated with Dagoman (Harvey ASEDA 802). Northeast of the middle Daly River; south to the junction of the Flora and Katherine rivers; at Jindare (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanYangmanicDagomanDagoman [dialects: Was very close to Wardaman]
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPWagiman-Wardaman subgroup*DagomanWardaman Merlan (1994) further dialects: Dagoman, Yangman
Wurm (1994)GunwinyguanYangmanicDagoman
Walsh (1981)GunwinyguanYangmanicNolginDagoman
Oates (1975)Dagoman
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)