N77: Ngalakgan

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AIATSIS Code: 
N77
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngalakgan

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Ngalakgan
Horton Name
Ngalakan
Ethnologue name
Ngalakan
ISO 639-3 code
nig
Tindale name
Ngalakan
Thesaurus heading language
Ngalakgan language N77
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngalakan language (N77) (NT SE53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Ngalagan, Nalakan, Nalagen, Nala-nalagen, Ngalar-kan, Nullakun, Nullikan, Nullikin, Ngulkpun, Nullakum (misprint), Hongalla.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngalagan, Nullakun, Nullikan, Nullikin, Ngalbon, Hongalla
Glottocode
ngal1293
Other sources
Ngalakan, Nallakum, Nalagen, Nullakun [Top End Handbook] Ngalakgan (The community-approved orthography) [Alpher p.c. 2006]
Synonyms
Ngalakan
Hongalla/Hongalla
Nala nalagen
Nalagen
Nalakan
Ngalagan
Ngalagkan
Ngalarkan
Ngulkpun
Nullakum
Nullakun
Nullikan
Nullikin
Ngalbon
Hongalla
Nallakum
Ngalar kan
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. 2008. Word structure in Ngalakgan. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Bulman, Roper Valley Station, and Ngukurr (Merlan 1983: v). North of the Roper River from the Wilton to Mainoru (Top End Handbook). The general associations were to the Wilton River south from Mt Catt, to lower Flying Fox Creek, lower Maiwok Creek, and the section of the Roper between Maiwok Creek and the Wilton River. There was little precise information on the limits of Ngalakgan in 2007. In the south-west, Urapunga and Roper Bar were associated with Ngalakgan. Ngukurr was associated with Yukul. In the north, Mt Catt was associated with Ngalakgan. Bulman was associated with Dalabon (Harvey ASEDA 802). Roper River region of the Northern Territory (Baker 2008:2).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
>20 - 20 - - few 5 3
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
- - - 3
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Baker, Brett. 2008. Word structure in Ngalakgan. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (revised PhD thesis). Baker, Brett. 1999. Word structure in Ngalakgan, University of Sydney (PhD). ASEDA 0704. Merlan, Francesca. 1983. Ngalakan grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics B89. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Merlan, Francesca. 1982. Ngalakan dictionary, ms. Merlan, Francesca. Ngalakan Dictionary, ASEDA 0627.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Brett Baker, Francesca Merlan, Lamont West
Indigenous organisations: 

Ngukurr Language Centre https://ngukurrlc.org.au/

Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Rembargic   Ngalakan Ngalakan [dialects: Related to Ngalkbun and Rembarranga]
Dixon (2002)   ARNHEM LAND GROUP Rembarrnga/Ngalakan subgroup* Ngalakan Ngalakan Merlan (1983)
Wurm (1994) Gunwinyguan Ngalakan   Ngalakan  
Walsh (1981) Gunwinyguan Ngalakanic   Ngalakan  
Oates (1975) Gunwingguan Ngalaganic   Ngalagan  
Wurm (1972) Gunwingguan Ngalaganic   Ngalagan  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Gunwingguan Buanic Bigur Ngalakan