N42: Limilngan

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AIATSIS Code: 
N42
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Limilngan

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Limilngan
Ethnologue name
Limilngan
ISO 639-3 code
lmc
Tindale name
Puneitja
Thesaurus heading language
Limilngan language N42
Thesaurus heading (old)
Limilngan / Buneidja / Buneidya language (N42) (NT SD53-01)
Tindale (1974)
Buneitja, Baneidja, Bani:dja, Buneidja, Banidja, Minnitji, Punuurlu, Punaka (MS).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
nucl1327
Other sources
Minitja, Manidja, Menassie [Harvey 1992] Minitjaa [Harvey 2001:3 - language is more commonly and widely known as Minitjaa] Limil, Limilngan, Minitja, Mennasie, Minidja, Minityi, Manidja, Manasi [Top End Handbook] Lemil, Manitja, Minitja [Harvey PMS 5822]
Synonyms
Limit
Minitja
Beriguruk
Djowei
Lemil
Minidja
naWinjmil
Norweilemil
Baneidja
Banidja
Banindja
Buneidja
Buneidya
Manidya
Minnitji
Peneitja
Punaka
Puneitja
Punuurlu
Manidja
Menassie
Buneitja
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
Harvey, Mark, 2001. A grammar of Limilngan : A language of the Mary River Region of the Northern Territory, Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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
Darwin hinterland, midway between Darwin and Oenpelli around the Mary River - traditional country (Harvey 2001:1). Mouth of the Mary river and south to Mt Bundey (Top End Handbook). The general association was to the drainage of the Mary River, below the Mt Bundey Hill area. Point Stuart and Thrings Creek were associated with Limilngan (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
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: 
Harvey, Mark. 2001. A grammar of Limilngan: a language of the Mary river region, Northern Territory: Pacific Linguistics 516. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Harvey, Mark. 2001. A grammar of Limilngan: a language of the Mary river region, Northern Territory: Pacific Linguistics 516. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Mark Harvey, Frances Morphy
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Limilngan-WulnaLimilngan
Dixon (2002)DARWIN REGION GROUPLimilnganWulna areal groupLimilngan (= Limit, Minitja)Limilngan (= Limit, Minitja)
Wurm (1994)UnclassifiedLimilngan
Walsh (1981)unclassifiedLimilngan
Oates (1975)LarakianWulnicWulnicManidja
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)