N44: Mayali

AIATSIS code: 
N44
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mayali

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Mayali
Horton name
Kundjey'mi (Mayali)
Ethnologue name
Gunwinggu (Mayali)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Rembarunga (Maiali)
Thesaurus heading language
Mayali language N44
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mayali / Mayawarli language (N44) (NT SD53-01)
Tindale (1974)
Rembarrnga, Rembaranga, Rembarnga, Rem-branga, 'Ranjbarngo, Rainbarngo, Reinbaranga, Rem-barrna, Maia:li (alternative name), Maieli, Majali, Maiali (collective name in Rembarunga area), Maielli.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Gunwinjgu, Mayali, Bininj Gun wok, Neinggu, Gunwinggu, Kundjeymi, Djeibmi, Gundjeibmi, Maia:li, Maiaili, Maiali, Maiawali, Maieli, Maielli, Mailly, Majali, Majeli, Majuli, Mayaalia, Mayuli, Miorli, Myali, Myall, Myallee, Myoli, Puruga, Rembarunga, Rembarrnga, Rembaranga, Rembarnga, Rem branga, Ranjbarngo, Rainbarngo, Reinbaranga, Rem barrna
Comment
Comments: 
Mayali is a dialect of Bininj Gun-wok N186, but that the term Mayali is interpreted differently depending on the context; Evans describes Manyallaluk Mayali 'to illustrate more general properties of the Mayali used from Barunga to Pine Creek' (2003:20) and refers t Gun-djeihmi N71 and Gundedjnjenghmi N171 as 'Mayali dialects' (2003:14). In this database, the term Mayali is used to refer to one particular variety of Bininj Gun-wok N186.
References: 
  • Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
Barunga to Pine Creek, Manyallaluk Mayali in Jawoyn country (Evans 2003:20).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
Diwurrwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation made a few materials in 90's and also a few video materials in 2003.
People: 
Judith Bishop, Sarah Cutfield, Ken Hale, Nick Evans, Lamont West, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census173
2011Census66
2016Census43

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection 2 (mostly readers)
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-Wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics

Dictionary: 
Evans, Nicholas. 1991. Mayali Dictionary, ms.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic Gunwinggu (Mayali)
Dixon (2002) ARNHEM LAND GROUP Gunwinjgu-Gunbarlang group Gunwinjgu (or Mayali, or Bininj Gun-wok, or Neinggu) Gunwinjgu (or Mayali, or Bininj Gun-wok, or Neinggu) Oates (1964), Evans (1991, forthcoming) further dialects include: Guninjku, Gundjeihmi, Kune, Gundedjnjenghmi
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Gunwingguan Gunwinjgic Bininj Maiali
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)