N78: Mangarrayi

AIATSIS Code: 
N78
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mangarrayi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Mangarrayi
Horton Name
Mangarayi
Ethnologue name
Mangarayi
ISO 639-3 code
mpc
Tindale name
Mangarai
Thesaurus heading
Mangarrayi / Mangarayi language (N78) (NT SD53-09)
Tindale (1974)
Mungarai, Mungerry, Mangarei, Manggarai, ? Walooka.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Mungarai, Mungerry
Glottocode
mang1381
Other sources
Mangarrayi, Mangarai, Manggarai, Mungari, Mungarai, Ngarrabadji [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Ngarrabadji
Mangarayi
Mungarai
Mangarai
Mangarei
Mangerei
Manggarai
Mungerry
Walooka
Mungari
Ngarrabadji
Comment
Language comment
Maŋarayi (N78) is described as a non-Pama-Nyungan language from the Western Roper River region in the Northern Territory (Merlan, 1982:xi, xiv). There is no dialectal variation in Maŋarayi; there is an avoidance style used with mother-in-law and certain other relations. Grammatical expression of this style includes plural and dual pronoun forms used with singular referents; lexical replacement and frequent use of ‘politely-framed’ speech styles (Merlan, 1982:xiii). The classification of Mangarrayi is uncertain. Alpher, Evans and Harvey (2003) include it in the Gunwinyguan group while Merlan (2003) argues that it belongs to the Marra-Alawic (~Maran) family group, see Alawa N92, Marra N78 and Warndarrang N120.
References

Alpher B. Nicholas Evans, Mark Harvey. 2003. Proto Gunwinyguan verb suffixes. In The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, ed. Nicholas Evans, 305-352. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Merlan, Francesca. 1982. Mangarayi. Amsterdam:North-Holland Publishing
Merlan, Francesca. 2003. The genetic position of Mangarrayi: evidence from nominal prefixation. In The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, ed. Nicholas Evans, 355-367. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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
The general association was to Roper River drainage between Salt Creek and Duck Ponds. In the south Mangarrayi associations extended to Bayward Lagoon on the Strangeways River. They did not extend south of this place (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
-11-
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: 
Merlan, Francesca. 1982. Mangarayi. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing.
Dictionary: 
Merlan, Francesca et.al. 1990. Mangarrayi vocabulary, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation made recordings and produced a few materials early 2000'.
People: 
Francesca Merlan, Margaret Sharpe, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanMangarayicMangarayi
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPMangarrayi (or Ngarrabadji)Mangarrayi (or Ngarrabadji) Merlan (1982a)
Wurm (1994)MangarayiMangarayi
Walsh (1981)MangarayanMangarayi
Oates (1975)MangaraianManggarai
Wurm (1972)MangaraianMangarai
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)MangaraianMangarai