N42.1: Bugurnidja

AIATSIS Code: 
N42.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Bugurnidja

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Bukurnidja
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading
Bugurnidja language (N42.1) (NT SD53-05)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bukurni:dja, Barnidja (the name of “Goose camp”, one of the principal place in Bugurnidja country), Puneitja [Top End Handbook] Bukurnidja [Harvey PMS 5822]
Synonyms
Bugurndidja
Bukurnidja
Banidja
Buneidja
Puneitja
Wada
Watta
Bin gongina
Bingongina
Bugongidja
Bugunidja
Bukurni:dja
Barnidja
Comment
Language comment
The data for Bugurnidja are scarce. This group is mentioned in Elkin, Berndt and Berndt '… South-west of Oenpelli near Bamboo Creek were the Ambugula (or Numbugala) N43, while at the top of the Alligator River the Banidja (or Buneidja) (N42.1) language was spoken; between these groups and further south-west were the Wada N51, Widjilig N52, Bugoŋidja (N42.1), Ŋumbu N40.1, Gundudj N56, Bugula N43 and south Djauun N57… '(1951:255). Tindale treats Peneitja (N42.1) and Minnitji N42 as referring to the same language. Oates (1975:31) treats Limilngan N42 Manidja / Manitja N42 and Buneidja (N42.1) as referring to the same language. Evans recorded some Bukurnidja (N42.1) language from a consultant who lived at Patonga and notes the similarity with Ngomburr N40.1 / Umbukarla N43, which the consultant also spoke (in Harvey, 1992). Harvey (1992) includes an alternate name Banidja (N42.1) for this language. Later, Harvey tentatively classifies Bugurnidja (N42.1) as a variety of Umbugarla, including Umbugarla proper N43 and Ngombur N40.1 (Harvey, 2002:14).
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
Elkin, AP, Berndt, RM CH Berndt. 1951. Oceania v.21, no. 4; [253]-301.
Harvey, Mark. 1992. Darwin area languages. PMS 5822.
Harvey, Mark. 2002. A grammar of Gaagudju. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Lower Nourlangie Creek (Top End Handbook). The general association was to the drainage of Nourlangie Creek from its junction with the South Alligator to about Mt Cahill (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
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TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)DARWIN REGION GROUPBugurndidjaUmbugarla further dialects: Bugurndidja, Ngumbur
Wurm (1994)UnclassifiedBugunidja
Walsh (1981)unclassifiedBugunidja
Oates (1975)Bugongidja
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)