W40: Ngarla

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AIATSIS Code: 
W40
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Ngarla

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Ngarla language
ABS Name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngarla)
Horton Name
Ngarla
Ethnologue name
Ngarla
ISO 639-3 code
nlr
Tindale name
Ngarla
Thesaurus heading language
Ngarla language W40
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngarla language (W40) (WA SF50-04)
Tindale (1974)
Nga:la (valid variant), Ngala, Ngerla (valid variant), Ngurla, Ngirla, Ngala, Gnalla, Ngalana, Kudjunguru ('coast dwellers,' applied by Njamal to this and Kariara tribe).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wanbarda, Ngurla, Ngirla, Ngala, Gnalla
Glottocode
ngar1286
Other sources
Synonyms
Kudjunguru
Other Australian Indigenous Languages
Ngurla
Bedengo
Bidungo
Bidungu
Gnalla
Nga:la
Ngaea
Ngala
Ngalana
Ngerla
Ngirla
Ngoorla
Palatoj
Pardoo
Pedong
Peedona
Peedong
Pidungu
Wanbarda
Comment
Language comment
References

Westerlund, Torbjörn. 2007. A grammatical sketch of Ngarla: a language of Western Australia. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
On the coast west of Solitary Island to mouth of the de Grey River; at Pardoo; inland to Mulyie; formerly inland as far as Yarrie but contracting at time of early white contacts (Tindale 1974). ... along the coast of Western Australia, in the Pilbara region, north of the modern city of Port Hedland (von Brandenstein 1967: map 5) (Westerlund 2007:8).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Brown Geytenbeek, Alexander Brown, Janet Sharp, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
>10 - 10 - - - 0 -
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
8
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection   3 (mainly songs)
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Westerlund, Torbjörn. 2007. A grammatical sketch of Ngarla: a language of Western Australia. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Dictionary: 
Geytenbeek, Brown, (2002), Ngarla-English Dictionary. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Inland Ngayarda Ngarla Panytyima [dialects: Related to Yinawongga, Ngarlawangga, Ngarla, Tjurruru, which may be extinct, and Nyamal.]
Dixon (2002)   GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUP Pilbara/Ngayarta areal group Ngarla (or Kudjunguru) Ngarla (or Kudjunguru)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Ngarla  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Inland Ngayarda Ngarla  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Coastal Ngayarda Ngarla  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Ngayarda Ngarla  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Ngayarda Ngarla