N79: Walamangu

AIATSIS code: 
N79
AIATSIS reference name: 
Walamangu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nango (Walamangu)
Thesaurus heading language
Walamangu language N79
Thesaurus heading (old)
Walamangu language (N79) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Wolamangu, Wallamungo
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Walama?u, Wallamungo (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:95]
Synonyms
Wallamungo, Wolamangu, Wollamungo, Nango, Walama?u
Comment
Comments: 
The online Yolngu Matha Dictionary describes Walama?u (Yirritja) as a clan-nation affiliated with Nha?u N211. Bowern and James list the linguistic affiliation of Walama?u (N79) with Yan-nha?u N72 and Burarra N82 (a non-Pama Nyungan language); their moiety is Yirrchinga (the Burarra word) (2010:363). Yan-nha?u N72 is a member of the Nha?u N211 dialect cluster (Bowern and James, 2010:361). According to Schebeck, Walama?u (N79) is a dialect of Nha?u N211, affiliated with the Yirritja moiety (2001:15-16). See also Yalukal N107. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Bowern, Claire and Bentley James. 2010. Yan-nha?u language documentation and revitalisation. In Hobson, John, Kevin Lowe, Susan Poetsch and Michael Walsh eds. Re-awakening languages: theory and practice in the revitalisation of Australia's Indigenous languages. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Baymarrwannga, Laurie. 2010. A learner's guide to Yan-nhanngu : draft with updates, January 31, 2010 (MS 4752).
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
(Yan-nhangu)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bernhard Schebeck
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicNhanguWalamangu
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)