Y151: Jirribarra Mamu

AIATSIS code: 
Y151
AIATSIS reference name: 
Jirribarra 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
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Jirribarra Mamu [Dixon 1996]
Synonyms
Dyirbal, Mamu, Dyiribara, Djirribarra, Djiribara
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. 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.
  • 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
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Dyirbal [Mamu] Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Dyirribarra Mamu Dyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Djirbalic Mamu
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Dyirbalic Mamu
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Mamu