A106: Najanaja

AIATSIS code: 
A106
AIATSIS reference name: 
Najanaja

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Najanaja language A106
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According to the Kimberley Handbook, Najanaja is the coastal dialect of three Karajarri A64 dialects, the other two being Nawurtu A107 from inland and Nangu A105 in the middle. McGregor (2004:9) says that owners of the Nangu, Nawurtu and Najanaja language varieties regard them as types of Karajarri and use both the general and more specific terms in reference to their language. Wangka Maya (2012) notes that Janet Sharp drafted a grammar of Najanaja Karajarri, and McKelson (1989) says that Capell, Worms and Nekes have made studies of Najanaja with reference made to inland Karajarri.
References: 
  • McKelson, Kevin. 1989. Studies in Karajarri. MS 2688.
  • McKelson, Kevin & Tommy Dodd. 2007. Nganarna nyangumarta karajarrimili ngurranga = We Nyangumarta in the country of the Karajarri : excerpts from field notes in Northern Nyangumarta.
  • Wangka Maya Piblara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2012. Records and Collections. Significance Assessment Report.
  • McGregor, William. 2004. The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York: Routledge Curzon.
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WA
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... located ocean side of Bidyadanga (McKelson & Dodd 2007:191).
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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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