Y122: Mamu

AIATSIS code: 
Y122
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mamu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Djirbalngan (Mamu)
Ethnologue name
Dyirbal [Mamu]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Mamu
Thesaurus heading language
Mamu language Y122
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mamu language (Y122) (Qld SE55-06)
Tindale (1974)
Dulgabara, ? Morruburra.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirbal, Djirbalngan, Djiru, Giramay, Gulngai, Jirrbalngan, Keramai, Malanbara, Ngatjan, Dulgabara, Ma:mu, Ngirma, Njirma, 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. See also Djiru Y124; Gambilbarra Jirrbal Y152; Girramay Y127; Gulngay Y126; Jabunbarra Jirrbal Y149; Jirribarra Mamu Y151; Ngadjon / Ngadjan Y121; Walmalbarra Y150; Waribarra Mamu Y118. Previously, the code Y122 was Dulgubarra Mamu in this database, but this has been revised to the code Y235 in line with the Languages Thesaurus.
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bob Dixon, Norman Tindale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates6
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate5
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

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

Dictionary: 
Doolan, John Kevin Raphael. 1964. Mamu vocabulary and grammatical notes gathered by Jack Doolan at Palm Island. Palm Island, QLD, ms.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDyirbal [Mamu]Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPDulgubarra MamuDyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganDyirbalicDulgubarra MamuDyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganDjirbalicMamu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricDyirbalicMamu
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricYaraMamu