N64: Mawng

AIATSIS code: 
N64
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mawng

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Name
ABN name
Maung language
ABS name
Maung
Horton name
Maung
Ethnologue name
Maung
ISO 639-3 code
mph
Tindale name
Maung
Thesaurus heading language
Mawng language N64
Thesaurus heading (old)
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
Comments: 
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).
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Arthur Capell, Anne Dineen, Joy Harris, Heather Hewett, Lazarus Lamilami, Warruwi (Goulburn Island) Bilingual Literature Production Centre, Bible Society
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt200
1996Census234
2001Census315
2004NILS300
2005Estimate300
2006Census261
2011Census366
2016Census371

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 Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
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.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Yiwaidjan Yiwaidjic Maung Maung [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) Yiwaidjan Yiwaidjic Mawng
Walsh (1981) Yiwaidjan Yiwaidjic Mawng Mawng (Maung)
Oates (1975) Yiwaidjan Yiwaidjic Maung (Arargbi) Maung
Wurm (1972) Iwaidjan Iwaidjic Maung Maung
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Iwaidjan Iwaidjic Arargbi Maung