N64: Mawng

AIATSIS Code: 
N64
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mawng

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Maung language
ABS Name
Maung
Horton Name
Maung
Ethnologue name
Maung
ISO 639-3 code
mph
Tindale name
Maung
Thesaurus heading
Maung / Mawng language (N64) (NT SC53-13)
Tindale (1974)
Mauung, Mau, Manangari, Gunmarang (Gun-winggu term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Maw, Managari
Glottocode
maun1240
Other sources
Kunmarung (name used by Gunwinjgu speakers), Maung, Mawng [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Maung
Mawung
Gun marung
Gunmarung
Managari
Manangari
Marung
Mau
Maw
Men ngai
Kunmarung
Mauung
Gunmarang
Comment
Language comment
Mawng (N64) is a non-Pama Nyungan language from Warruwi, also known as South Goulburn Island, north-west Arnhem Land. Mawng is the main language on Warruwi, other languages include Kun-barlang N69, Kunwinjku N65 and Yolngu Matha N234, Torres Strait Creole P2 and English . Manangkarri N183 is the language originally spoken on the two Goulburn Islands, possibly on Weyirra (North Goulburn Island); Manangkarri and Mawng are probably in a dialectal relationship (Singer, 2006, pc).
References
Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Maung is the language of the Goulburn Islands, off the north coast of Arnhem Land (Capell & Hinch 1979:15). This language is associated with South Goulbourn Island and the mainland opposite (Harvey PMS 5822). The general associations were to South Goulbourn Island and the coast from Iliwan Swamp west to the western side of Angularli Creek, and about 10-20km inland (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
8888
NILS endangerment grade
5
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionLarge (more than 200 pages)4
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Capell, Arthur & Hinch, Heather. 1970. Maung grammar, texts and vocabulary. The Hague: Mouton. Singer, Ruth. 2006. Agreement in Mawng: Productive and lexicalised uses of agreement in an Australian language, University of Melbourne: PhD
Dictionary: 
Hewett, Heather. 1989. Maung dictionary, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Arthur Capell, Anne Dineen, Joy Harris, Heather Hewett, Lazarus Lamilami, Warruwi (Goulburn Island) Bilingual Literature Production Centre, Bible Society
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)YiwaidjanYiwaidjicMaungMaung [dialectes: Garig is reported to be related.]
Dixon (2002)NORTH-WEST ARNHEM LAND SUBGROUP*Mawung-Iwaydja subgroup*Mawung (=Gun-marung)Mawung (=Gun-marung) Capell and Hinch (1970) dialect: Mananggari (=Naragani)
Wurm (1994)YiwaidjanYiwaidjicMawng
Walsh (1981)YiwaidjanYiwaidjicMawngMawng (Maung)
Oates (1975)YiwaidjanYiwaidjicMaung (Arargbi)Maung
Wurm (1972)IwaidjanIwaidjicMaungMaung
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)IwaidjanIwaidjicArargbiMaung