N97: Djinba^

AIATSIS code: 
N97
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djinba^

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Djinba
Horton name
Yolngu (Djinba)
Ethnologue name
Djinba
ISO 639-3 code
djb
Tindale name
Djinba
Tindale (1974)
Djinba (name based on the demonstrative pronoun = this), Jinba, Djimba (typographical error), Outjanbah, Gunalbingu (a northwestern part of the tribe), Ganalbwingu, Kurkamarnapia (southeastern part of the tribe).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Jinba, Djimba, Outjanbah
Glottocode
djin1252
Other sources
Synonyms
Yolngu, Ritharngu, Daii, Diakui, Djinang, Jinba, Djimba, Outjanbah, Gunalbingu, Ganalbwingu, Kurkamarnapia
Comment
Comments: 
Djinba is a classified as a Yolngu language by Schebeck (2001:16) and by Waters (1989:xiv). It is classified as a Yolngu clan name in the online Yolngu Matha Dictionary. Clans associated with Djinba include: Djinba (N97); Däbi N209; Manyadjalpingu N116.O; Walmapuy N210; and Ganalbingu N83 (Waters 1989:249). Djinba is used as a language, clan and patrilect name. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • 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.
  • 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 / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
An inland tribe extending south from the northern edge of the great Arafura Swamp to the upper waters of the true Goyder River at about 13°15'S lat.; west to the divide with Guyuyu Creek; east only to where eastern creeks enter the Arafura Swamp. This appears to be the northernmost tribe in eastern Arnhem Land to preserve the usual Australian tribal structure. It has both Dua and Jiritja clans. Past confusion about the territorial limits of the tribe have been accentuated by misidentifications of the Goyder River, which terminates in the Arafura Swamp. A coastal estuarine stream that flows from its northern margin is the true Glyde River. The Woolen River, which lies to the east, has been incorrectly marked as the Goyder on some anthropologists sketch maps. Thus Warner, Thomson, and Berndt are writing about different rivers when they speak of the Goyder (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates18
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census53
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 listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text Collection2 (on Ganalbingu dialect)
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 

Waters. Bruce. 1989. Djinang and Djinba: a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 
Waters. Bruce. 1989. Djinang and Djinba: a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (For Djinba languages)
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinangDjinbaDjinba [dialectes: Ganalbingu, Dabi, Mandjalpingu. Lexical similarity 60% with Djinang.]
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinba
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinba
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjiningDjinba
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjinba (Yulngi)Djinba
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMurngicYulngiDjinba