N68: Yangman

AIATSIS Code: 
N68
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yangman

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Yangman
Ethnologue name
Yangman
ISO 639-3 code
jng
Tindale name
Jangman
Thesaurus heading
Yangman language (N68) (NT SD53-13)
Tindale (1974)
Yangman, Jungman, Yungman, Yungmun, Yung-munni, Yungmanni, Yungmunee, Yungmunnee, Jongman.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yangman, Yungman, Yungmun, Yungmunni, Yungmanni, Yungmunee, Yungmunnee, Jongman
Glottocode
yang1288
Other sources
Yangman, Jangman, Yungman [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Jangman
Yungman
Jongman
Jungman
Yungmanni
Yungmun
Yungmunee
Yungmunnee
Yungmunni
Yung munni
Comment
Language comment
Yangman (N68) belongs to the non-Pama Nyungan language family of the Northern Territory. Yangman (N68) Dagoman N38 and Wardaman N35 are considered to be dialects of a single language (Merlan, 1994:2). Various linguistic surveys have classified Wardaman, Dagoman and Yangman as members of the Gunwiynguan language family, but Evans reports they have been 'provisionally excised' due to a lack of evidence of close relatedness (2003:13).
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
Evans, Nicholas, 2003. Introduction. In The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of Northern Australia, ed Nicholas Evans, 353-367. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Merlan, Francesca. 1994. A grammar of Wardaman. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter.
Roberts, Garalnganyjak Jessie, Shiela Yanybarrak Conway, Rita Morgan, Amy Dirn.gayg, Splinter Harris, Edna Burrbanja Farrar, Fay Banjanja Roberts, Francesca merlan, Eugenie Collyer, Taegan Calnan and Glenn Wightman. 2011. Mangarrayi and Yangman plants and animals : Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from Elsey and the Roper River, north Australia. Katherine : Diwurruwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corporation.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Yangman country lies to the east and north (of Wardaman), on the Dry River and running back north along major waterways to present Mataranka (Merlan 1994:7). South and east of Mataranka (Top End Handbook). The general associations of Yangman were to the drainage of Dry River, Western Creek, Elsey Creek, and the Roper River from its junction with Salt Creek to approximately its junction with Maranboy Creek. The name of Easter Billabong at the junction of the Roper River and Maranboy Creek is Biruhmi (h = glottal stop). The glottal stop is found only in Jawoyn, and as such this is a Jawoyn name. It appears to be the southern limit of Jawoyn associations, and the northern limit of Yangman associations (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Francesca Merlan, Arthur Capell, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanYangmanicYangmanYangman [dialects: Very close to Wardaman]
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPWagiman-Wardaman subgroup*YangmanWardaman Merlan (1994) further dialects: Dagoman, Yangman
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)GunwinyguanYangmanicNolginYangman
Oates (1975)GunwingguanYangmanicNolginYangman
Wurm (1972)GunwingguanYangmanicNolginYangman
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)GunwingguanYangmanicNolginJungman