Y118: Waribarra Mamu

AIATSIS code: 
Y118
AIATSIS reference name: 
Waribarra Mamu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Dyirbal [Mamu]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Mamu
Thesaurus heading language
Waribarra Mamu language Y118
Thesaurus heading (old)
Waribara language (Y118) (Qld SE55-05)
Tindale (1974)
Dulgabara, ? Morruburra.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Dyirbal, Mamu, Wardibara, Dulgabara, Morruburra
Comment
Comments: 
Mamu Y122 is the dialect (or language) of five social groups: Wa?ibara, Dulgubara, Bagi?gabara, Dyi?ibara and Mandubara (Dixon 1972: 23-24). Dixon's map of the Dyirbal language, dialects and neighbours includes '(Dulgubarra) Mamu' Y235, 'Waribarra (Mamu)' (Y118) and 'Jirribarra (Mamu)' Y151, which are geographically contiguous; Mamu is described by speakers as a language and by linguists as a dialect (1996:11). In his later work, Mamu varieties are restricted to Waribarra Mamu and Dulgubarra Mamu (Dixon 2002:xxxiii). Materials classified Mamu Y122 in MURA may be on any variety of Mamu. Documentation on Dyirbal Y123 may also be relevant.
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1982. Problems in Dyirbal dialectology. In Language form and linguistic variation: papers dedicated to Angus McIntosh, ed. John M. Anderson, 43-73. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. & Koch, Grace. 1996. Dyirbal song poetry. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2008. Language Contact in the Cairns Rainforest Region. Anthropological Linguistics , Vol. 50, No. 3/4 (Fall - Winter, 2008) , pp. 223-248
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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QLD
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
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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
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Manuscript note: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyirbal [Mamu]Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPWaribarra MamuDyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Waribarra MamuDyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975)Wardibara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricDyirbalicMamu
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricYaraMamu