W41: NOONGAR / NYUNGAR

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AIATSIS Code: 
W41
AIATSIS Reference name: 
NOONGAR / NYUNGAR

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Noongar language (Previously Nyungar language)
ABS Name
Nyungar
Horton Name
Wudjari (Njunga)
Ethnologue name
Nyunga
ISO 639-3 code
nys
Tindale name
Njunga, Wudjari (Njungar)
Thesaurus heading language
Noongar / Nyungar language W41
Thesaurus heading (old)
Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah languages (W41) (WA SI50)
Tindale (1974)
Wudjarima (extended form of name), Wudjari:ma, Wuda, Wudja, Widjara, Warangu (valid alternative), Kwaitjman (of northern tribes), Ngokwurring, Ngokgurring, Nunga, Njungar, Nyungar, Nonga, Yunga (['nu?a = 'no?a = 'njo?a = 'nju?a = 'nju?ar] = man), Bremer Bay tribe (area originally not theirs), Yungar, Njungura (name applied by a Miming man of Ooldea who went to Esperance by train and found friendly southern people there), Karkar (Karkar = east, name applied by Wiilman), Caskcar [sic] (presumably misreading of handwritten word of the form Carkcar, i.e., Karkar) ? Daran (name at Perth applied to eastern tribes-people who saw the sun rising from the sea [Moore 1884]) for Wudjari .
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
nyun1247
Other sources
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Synonyms
Nyungar
Nyunga
Wudjari
Njunga
Wudjarima
Wudjari:ma
Wuda
Wudja
Widjara
Warangu
Kwaitjman
Ngokwurring
Ngokgurring
Nunga
Njungar
Nonga
Yunga
Bremer Bay tribe
Yungar
Njungura
Karkar
Caskcar Daran for Wudjari
Comment
Language comment
References

Bindon, P. & R. Chadwick. 2011. A Nyoongar wordlist from the south west of Western Australia. WA: Western Australian Museum.
Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Douglas, Wilfrid H. 1968. The Aboriginal languages of south-west Australia: speech forms in current use and a technical description of Njungar: Australian Aboriginal Studies 14, Linguistic Series 4. Canberra: AIAS.
Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre - Noongar dialects. <http://noongarboodjar.com.au/language/noongar-dialects/>, viewed 13 October 2015.
Oates, W.J. 1968. Australian languages linguistic survey. Report 1967-68. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. (PMS 1945)
O’Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
Rooney, Bernard. 2011. Nyoongar dictionary: a list of Nyoongar words of the south-west of Western Australia with special emphasis on the mode of language commonly used in the north-western (Yued/Yuat) area. Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press. (L N996.003/3)
Rooney, Bernard. 2011. The Nyoongar legacy: the naming of the land and the language of its people. Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press. (L N996.003/4))
Whitehurst, Rose. 1992. Noongar dictionary: Noongar to English and English to Noongar. Carey Park, WA: Noongar Language and Culture Centre (Aboriginal Corporation). (L N996.003/1)

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Nothing in AUSTLANG.
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
3 3.5 4 5.5
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
11
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
Grammar: 
Douglas, Wilfrid. 1968. The Aboriginal languages of the south-west of Australia. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Bindon, Peter. 1992. A Nyoongar wordlist from the south west of Western Australia. Perth, WA: Anthropology Dept. Western Australian Museum. von Brandenstein, Carl. 1988. Nyungar anew: phonology, text samples and etymological and historical 1500 word vocabulary of an artificially re-created Aboriginal language in the southwest of Australia. Canberra: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies. Rooney, Bernard. 2011. Nyoongar dictionary: a list of Nyoongar words of the south-west of Western Australia with special emphasis on the mode of langugae commonly used in the north-western (Yued/Yuat) area. Batchelor, NT: Batchelor Press for the Benedictine Community New Norcia Inc.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Nyungar Nyunga Nyunga [Former Nyungar languages: Tjapanmay, Karlamay, Pipelman (Pipalman), Ngatjumay, Kwetjman, Mirnong, Kaniyang Pindjarup, Whadjuk.]
Dixon (2002)       Nyungar Nyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)