N71: Gundjeihmi

AIATSIS code: 
N71
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gundjeihmi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Gundjeihmi
Horton name
Kundjey'mi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Gunwinggu (Gundjeipmi)
Thesaurus heading language
Gundjeihmi language N71
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gundjeihmi / Kundjeymi language (N71) (NT SD53-01)
Tindale (1974)
Gunwingu, Gunwingo, Wengi, Wengei, Wengej, Gundeidjeme, Gundjeipmi (horde on upper Liverpool River), Kulunglutji, Kulunglutchi, Gundjeibmi, Gundja-jeimi, Gundeijeme, Gundeidjeme, Margulitban (a group within the tribe), Unigangk, Urnigangg, Koorungo, Neinggu (of Maung tribe), Neinngu, Mangaridji, Mangeri.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Gundjeihmi, Gundjeibmi, Gundjepmi, Gundjipmi, Gundeij-e-me, Djeihmi, Djepmi, Mayali, Maiali [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Kundjeymi, Djeibmi, Gundjeibmi, Mayali, Gundeidjeme, Gundeidjemi, Gundjeipmi, Djebmi, Gunwinggu, Gundjepmi, Gundjipmi, Gundeij e me, Djeihmi, Djepmi, Maiali, Gunwingu, Gunwingo, Wengi, Wengei, Wengej, Kulunglutji, Kulunglutchi, Gundja jeimi, Gundeijeme, Margulitban, Unigangk, Urnigangg, Koorungo, Neinggu, Neinngu, Mangaridji, Mangeri
Comment
Comments: 
Evans describes Gun-djeihmi (N71) as a dialect of Bininj Gun-Wok N186, a term he introduced to describe the relationships between Kunwinjku N65, Gun-djeihmi N71, Kune Narayek and Kune Dulerayek N70, Kuninjku N173, Gun-dedjnjenghmi N171 and Manyallaluk Mayali N44 (v:2003). Documentation on Bininj Gun-Wok N186 may be relevant.
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: 
Kakadu region in such communities as Patonga Airstrip, Nourlangie camp (An-larrh), Spring Peak (Ngurrkdu) and Deaf Adder Gorge (Korlonjdjorr) as well as the townhip of Jabiru (Evans 2003: 14).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Nick Evans, Joy Harris
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census7
2011Census29
2016Census46

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 4?
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
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.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) ARNHEM LAND GROUP Gunwinjgu-Gunbarlang group Gundjeihmi 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 Djebmi
Wurm (1972) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic Djepmi
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)