N94.1: Djinang

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AIATSIS Code: 
N94.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Djinang

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Djinang
Horton Name
Yolngu (Djinang)
Ethnologue name
Djinang
ISO 639-3 code
dji
Tindale name
Djinang
Thesaurus heading language
Djinang language N94.1
Thesaurus heading (old)
Djinang / Dyinang language (N94.1) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Jandjinang (valid alternative, with prefix), Jand-jinung, Yandjinung, Yandjinning, Yandjinang, Djinnang, Djinhang, Milingimbi (place name), Millingimbi, Wulllakki, Wulaki, Ullaki, Wulagi, Balmbi (group term), Balmawi, Barlmawi, Manjarngi (clan name), Manyarrngi, Mun-narngo, Manarrngu.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yandijinang, Yandjinung
Glottocode
djin1253
Other sources
Djinang, Jinang, Jandji:nangc [Top End Handbook] Djinaŋ, Yändjinaŋ, Yandjinung (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:90, 96]
Synonyms
Djinang dialects
Yolngu
Ritharngu
Daii
Diakui
Djinba
Jandjinung
Yandijinang
Yandjinung
Jinang
Jandji:nangc
Jandjinang
Jand jinung
Yandjinning
Yandjinang
Djinnang
Djinhang
Milingimbi
Millingimbi
Wulllakki
Wulaki
Ullaki
Wulagi
Balmbi
Balmawi
Barlmawi
Manjarngi
Manyarrngi
Mun narngo
Manarrngu
Comment
Language comment
References

Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
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.
Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba – a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Djinang is spoken by approximately 200 Aboriginal people living in the vicinity of Rammingininlg (the government spelling - the phonetic spelling is Raman.gining), a settlement on the mainland, about 20 km south of the Crocodile Islands (Waters 1989). From the Crocodile Islands and Milingimbi south to the middle reaches of the Blyth River; east to Glyde Inlet and the true Glyde River which originates in the Arafura Swamp (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
SIL produced several readers in 80's. Bible translation work has been carried out by Wycliffe Bible Translators.
People: 
Michael Christie, Bjorn Jernudd, Bruce Waters
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - 200 - 300 124 102 - 100 229
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Waters, Bruce. 1984. A grammar of Djinang, Australian National University: MA. Waters. Bruce. 1989. Djinang and Djinba: a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Waters, Bruce. 1983. An interim Djinang dictionary. Darwin: SIL. Waters, Bruce. Djinang dictionary, ASEDA 0009.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Djinang Djinang Djinang [dialectes: Djadiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Wulaki, Balurbi, Murrungun, Manyarring.]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989) Djinang dialects Djinang dialects: (a) Wurlaki, Djardiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Balmbi; (b) Marrangu, Murrungun, Manyarring
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu   Djinang  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu   Djinang  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djinang Djinang  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djinang (Djariwidji) Djinang (Yandjinung, Wulaki)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djariwidji Jandjinung