N90: Ngandi

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AIATSIS Code: 
N90
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngandi

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Name
ABN Name
Ngandi language
ABS Name
Ngandi
Horton Name
Ngandi
Ethnologue name
Ngandi
ISO 639-3 code
nid
Tindale name
Ngandi
Thesaurus heading language
Ngandi language N90
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngandi language (N90) (NT SD53-06)
Tindale (1974)
N'gundi, Ngalbon, Ngalgbun, Nandi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
ngan1295
Other sources
Synonyms
Ngundi
Nagandi
Nagandji
Nanda
Nandi
Ngalbon
Ngalgbun
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. 2004. Stem forms and paradigm reshaping in Gunwiynguan. In Australian languages : classification and the comparative method / edited by Claire Bowern, Harold Koch. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. pp. 313-340.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Harvey, Mark. 2003. An initial reconstruction of Proto Gunwiynguan phonology. In Nicholas Evans (editor) The Non-Pama-Nyungan languages of Northern Australia. Pacific Linguistics, Australian National University : Canberra ACT. pp 205-268.
Heath, Jeffrey. 1974. Ngandi grammar, texts and dictionary. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
van Egmond, Marie-Elaine, 2012. Enindhilyakwa phonology, morphosyntax and genetic position. MS 4966.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
... the core Ngandi area was along Rose River and fair distance from the coast and going north from there (Heath 1974:3). Around Rose River and northwards (Top End Handbook). Upper Wilton River; Mainoru River; east to near sources of the Rose River (Tindale 1974). There was no precise information on the limits of Ngandi associations in 2007. The general associations were to the Rose River and Phelps River drainages, other than the coast and 10-20km inland which were associated with Warndarrang. Wonmurri Waterhole was associated with Warndarrang (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
few - - - - 9 9 9
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 Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Heath, Jeffrey. 1974. Ngandi grammar, texts, and dictionary. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Heath, Jeffrey. 1974. Ngandi grammar, texts, and dictionary. Canberra: AIAS.
Programs
Activities: 
Ngukurr Language Centre has run intermittent Ngandi language programs at the Ngukurr Community Education Centre (2005 - 2007; 2017; 2019).
People: 
Brett Baker
Indigenous organisations: 

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

Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Enindhilyagwa   Ngandi  
Dixon (2002)   ARNHEM LAND GROUP Far east Arnhem Land group Ngandi Ngandi Heath (1978b)
Wurm (1994) Gunwinyguan Nganci   Ngandi  
Walsh (1981) Gunwinyguan Ngandic   Ngandi  
Oates (1975) Gunwingguan Ngandic   Ngandi  
Wurm (1972) Gunwingguan Ngandic   Ngandi  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Gunwingguan Ngandic   Ngandi