N94.1: Djinang

AIATSIS Code: 
N94.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Djinang

tab group

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
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
Djinang is a Yolngu language, see Yolngu Matha N230. Djinang (94.1) is not mutually intelligible with other Yolngu languages, but people affiliated with Djinang may also speak Djinba N97, Dhuwal N198 or Dhuwala N199. The language name is an archaic form of the demonstrative 'this', still used in Wulaki dialect N95 (Waters 1989: xiv). Clans (with moieties) affiliated with Djinang language include: Marrangu (Djuwing) N116.Q; Marrungun (Djuwing) N116.R; Manyarring (Djuwing) N87; Wulaki (Yirritjing) N95; Djadiwitjibi (Yirritjing) N206; Mildjingi (Yirritjing) N204 and Balmbi (Yirritjing) N94 (Waters, 1989:11, 249).
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
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
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.
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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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinangDjinangDjinang [dialectes: Djadiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Wulaki, Balurbi, Murrungun, Manyarring.]
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989)Djinang dialectsDjinang dialects: (a) Wurlaki, Djardiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Balmbi; (b) Marrangu, Murrungun, Manyarring
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinang
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinang
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjinangDjinang
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjinang (Djariwidji)Djinang (Yandjinung, Wulaki)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjariwidjiJandjinung