Y121: Ngadjon / Ngadjan

AIATSIS code: 
Y121
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngadjon / Ngadjan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Cape York Peninsula Languages, nec (Ngadyan etc.)
Horton name
Djirbalngan (Ngatjan)
Ethnologue name
Dyirbal [Ngadjan]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ngatjan
Thesaurus heading language
Ngadjon / Ngadjan language Y121
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngadyan / Ngadjon language (Y121) (Qld SE55-06)
Tindale (1974)
Alt.: Ngatjai (as in the phrase I am a Ngatjai man), Ngadyan, Ngadyandyi, Ngachanji, Ngaitjandji, Ngadjen, Natchin, Ngadyan, Nga:tja (name of a rather tall, for a negrito, clever man of the tribe who died in 1904), Narcha, Jitjam (name of a lake), Hucheon, Eacham, Eashim, Eaton, Russell River dialect (Meston).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ngadja, Ngachanji, Ngaitjandji
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Cape York Peninsula Languages, Ngadyan etc, Dyirbal, Djirbalngan, Ngatjan, Djiru, Giramay, Gulngai, Jirrbalngan, Keramai, Malanbara, Mamu, Eacham, Eashim, Eaton, Hucheon, Jitjam, Madandji, Majanji, Narcha, Natchin, Nga:tja, Ngachan ji, Ngachanji, Ngadjandji, Ngadjen, Ngadyan, Ngadyandyi, Ngai djandji, Ngaitjandji, Ngatjai, Ngendjen, Russell River dialect, Ngadja, Alt, Ngatjai
Comment
Comments: 
According to Dixon (1972, 2002), this is a dialect of Dyirbal Y123.
References: 
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
The Ngadjonji traditionally occupied an area of upland rainforest country at the headwaters of the Russell and North Johnstone Rivers in north east Queensland, Australia. (http://earthsci.org/aboriginal/Ngadjonji%20History/Introduction/history1.htm, viewed on 13/3/14).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate?0
2006Census-
2011Census-
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary only)
Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Dyirbal [Ngadjan] Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002) HERBERT RIVER GROUP Ngadjan Dyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Ngadyan Dyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Dyirbalic Ngadyan
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Ngatjan