Y180: Nhawalgaba

AIATSIS code: 
Y180
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nhawalgaba

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Thesaurus heading language
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Tindale (1974)
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Gabilgara [Sutton 1973, Donohue 2007]
Synonyms
Gabilgara
Comment
Comments: 
According to Sutton (1995), his collaborator referred to the people in Townsville as Nhawalgaba. Sutton (1973:57-58) says that the Nhawalgaba speak a dialect of Wulguru Y135. Sutton (1995) and Tsunoda (1972) have some data.
References: 
  • Donohue, Mark. 2007. Wulguru: a salvage study of a north-eastern Australian language from Townsville: Languages of the World/Materials 463. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1973. Gugu-Badhun and its neighbours: a linguistic salvage study, Macquarie University: MA. (MS 694).
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Notes on the Palm Island and Townsville language. (MS 5543).
  • Tsunoda, Tsaku. 1972. [Transcription of A.I.A.S. tape A2711]: a report on the Gabilgara language. PMS 1886.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
Townsville people (Sutton PMS 5543).
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Speakers
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPNhawalgabaManbara possible dialect names: Mulgu, Buluguyban, Wulgurukaba, Coonambella, Nhawalgaba
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)