N97: Djinba^

AIATSIS Code: 
N97
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Djinba^

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Djinba
Horton Name
Yolngu (Djinba)
Ethnologue name
Djinba
ISO 639-3 code
djb
Tindale name
Djinba
Thesaurus heading
Djinba/ Dyinba language (N97) (NT SD53-02)
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
Language comment
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
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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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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
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)
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMurngicYulngiDjinba