N77: Ngalakgan

AIATSIS Code: 
N77
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngalakgan

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
Ngalakgan
Horton Name
Ngalakan
Ethnologue name
Ngalakan
ISO 639-3 code
nig
Tindale name
Ngalakan
Thesaurus heading
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
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
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, Ngkurr Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanRembargicNgalakanNgalakan [dialects: Related to Ngalkbun and Rembarranga]
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPRembarrnga/Ngalakan subgroup*NgalakanNgalakan Merlan (1983)
Wurm (1994)GunwinyguanNgalakanNgalakan
Walsh (1981)GunwinyguanNgalakanicNgalakan
Oates (1975)GunwingguanNgalaganicNgalagan
Wurm (1972)GunwingguanNgalaganicNgalagan
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)GunwingguanBuanicBigurNgalakan