S18: Ngintait

AIATSIS code: 
S18
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngintait

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Meru (Ngintait)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngintait
Thesaurus heading language
Ngintait language S18
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngintait language (S18) (SA SI54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Inteck, Nutcha, Takadok, Merri (language name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Inteck
Glottocode
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Other sources
Inteck, Ngintait, Taakadoch:Mildura tribe, Pintra (language name of Taakadoch tribe), Yac yoc, Arthon (language name of Yac yoc tribe), Ngintadj, Ned's Corner Station, Murray River dialect ('the blacks' = 'Nutcha'), Nutcha (considered a variant by Tindale 1974:216), Takadok, Merri [considered a variant by Tindale 1974:216 possibly from Pegler in Curr 1886:280 who stated that 'merely' = a blackfellow'], Din Tait, Ngindadj [Clark 1990:414] Yuyu (Ngindadj) [VACL]
Synonyms
Meru, Ngawait, Erawirungand, Rankbirit, Ngaralta, Nganguruku, Ngaiawung, Inteck, Merri, Ngintadj, Nutcha, Takadok, Ngindadj, Taakadoch:Mildura tribe, Pintra, Yac yoc, Arthon, Neds Corner Station, Murray River dialect
Comment
Comments: 
It appears that this is one of the languages related to Yuyu S19 or another name for Yuyu S19. See Clark (2005:22).
References: 
  • 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.
  • Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. 1918, 1923. Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 48:222-253; 53:424-447.
  • Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
Status: 
Potential no data
Location
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SA
Location information: 
Principally on southern bank of Murray River from above Paringa, to near Mildura, Vic.; southern limits approximately 50 miles (80 km.) from river; at Ned Corner, Vic., and Salt Creek, N.S.W. (Tindale 1974). ... the country on both sides of the Murray River, below Salt Creek about Ned's Corner Station (Radcliffe-Brown 1918:247).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

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Manuscript note: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganNgarinyeric-YithayithicNgintaitYuyu [dialects: Ngawait, Erawirung, Ngintait, Ngarkat]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultNgindadj
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultNgintait
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganNarrinyericNgultNgintait