Y55: Morrobolam

AIATSIS Code: 
Y55
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Morrobolam

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Morrobalama
Horton Name
Lamalama
Ethnologue name
Umbuygamu
ISO 639-3 code
umg
Tindale name
Barungguan (Umbuigamu)
Thesaurus heading
Umbuygamu / Morrobalama language (Y55) (Qld SD54-12)
Tindale (1974)
Barunguan (typographical error), Baka (Kandju term), Banjigam (Bakanambia term), Jintjingga (native name of a place at mouth of Stewart River), Yintjingga, Njindingga, Umbuigamu (horde), Umbindhamu (horde), Ganganda.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
umbu1256
Other sources
Umpuykumu [Thompson PMS 1825] Umbuygamu (the Umpila name for this language), Morrobalama (speakers' term used for their own language), Morrobolam language [Rigsby 1992:356] Morrabalama [Rigsby 2005:136] Morrobolam (a clan name) Verstraete [2018 p.c.]
Synonyms
Morroba Lama
Umbuygamu
Kuuku yani
Barunguan
Yindyingga
Ajarumbal
Aradal
Bungkol
Burlngulu
Juwinbadha
Barungguan
Umpuykumu
Umbuykamu
Baka
Banjigam
Jintjingga
Yintjingga
Njindingga
Umbuigamu
Umbindhamu
Ganganda
Comment
Language comment
References

Ogilvie, Sarah. 1994a. A wordlist of the Morrobalama (Umbuygamu) language of Cape York, Australia. Umagico: Umagico Council.
Ogilvie, Sarah. 1994b. The Morrobalama (Umbuygamu) language of Cape York Peninsula, Australia, Australian National University: MA Thesis, MS 3634.
Rigsby, Bruce. 1992. The languages of the Princess Charlotte Bay region. In The language game: papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock, eds Tom Dutton, Malcolm Ross and Darrell Tryon, 353-360. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Rigsby, Bruce. 2005. The languages of Eastern Cape York Peninsula and linguistic anthropology. In Donald Thomson: the man and the scholar, eds Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson, 129-142. Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Thompson, David A. 1975. Distribution of dialects along the east coast and hinterland of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. [PMS 1825].
Verstraete, Jean-Christophe. 2012. Contact-induced restructuring of pronominal morphosyntax in Umpithamu (Cape York Pensinsula, Australia). Diachronica. 29(3). 326-358. doi: 10.1075/dia.29.3.03ver
Verstraete, Jean-Christophe. 2018. The Genetic Status of Lamalamic: Phonological and Morphological Evidence, in Oceanic Linguistics, 57:1.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Originally spoken in the Princess Charlotte Bay region of the eastern coast of Cape York (Ogilvie 1994:1). ... the focal area is around Repmana or Dinner Hole, a lagoon that transects the sand ridges about 10 kmwest of the North Kennedy mouth. One of the clans, the Morrobolam, owns several non-contiguous countries inland and one the coast, including the Cliff Islands just offshore (Rigsby 1992:356). Running Creek (probably Balclutha Creek) (Thompson PMS 1825). Contemporary location: Umagico and Coen (Ogilvie in Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics 2006 Elsiever vol 8:340). Verstraete reports there are no speakers at Umagico; this was the place where people were forcibly resettled in the 1960s. There were some people there into the 1990s (2018 p.c.).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
7
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection None 0
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Ogilvie, Sarah. 1994. The Morrobalama (Umbuygamu) language of Cape York Peninsula, Australia, Australian National University: MA. Sommer, Bruce. 1998. Umbuygamu. Townsville, Ethnografix.
Dictionary: 
Ogilvie, Sarah. 1994. A wordlist of the Morrobalama (Umbuygamu) language of Cape York, Australia. Umagico: Umagico Council.
Programs
Activities: 
A documentation project funded by Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is carried out from December 2006 to December 2009 (http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/fll/hrelp/).
People: 
Sarah Ogilvie, Bruce Rigsby, Bruce Sommer, Jean-Christophe Verstraete.
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Lamalamic Umbuygamu  
Dixon (2002)   SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Lama subgroup* Morroba-Lama (or Umbuygamu) Morroba-Lama (or Umbuygamu)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Umbuygamu  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Lamalamic Umbuygamu  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Lamalamic Umbuygamu Umbuygamu  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Lamalamic Umbuykamu Umbuykamu  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)