A17: Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara

AIATSIS code: 
A17
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Nyanganyatjara
Ethnologue name
Ngaanyatjarra (Nyanganyatjara)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nangatadjara
Thesaurus heading language
Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara language A17
Thesaurus heading (old)
Nyanganyatjara / Nangadadjara language (A17) (WA SH51-04)
Tindale (1974)
Nanggatha, Nangandjara, Nganandjara, Nangata, Wangata (perhaps casual error), Dituwonga, Ditu, Ngalap-ita, Njingipalaru (name given by Waljen-means 'different talk'), Alindjara (means 'east' and by extension 'easterners'; was used by a man of the tribe-'we are the Alindjara').
O'Grady et al (1966)
Nangatadjara
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Ngaanyatjarra, Murunitja, Nangatadjara, Pindini, Tjeraridjal, Wanggatha, Alindjara, Ditu, Dituwonga, Nangandjara, Nangata, Nangatatjara, Nanggaranggu, Nanggatha, Ngaanyatjara, Ngalapita, Ngana, Nganandjara, Njingipalaru, Wangata, Njanganjadjara, Nyanganyadjara, Nagatatjara, Ngalap ita, Nangadadjara
Comment
Comments: 
The status of this dialect is not clear. Some treat it as an alternative name of Ngaanyatjarra A38, while Fasolo (2008) says that the Wangkatja A103 people were known as the Nyanganyatjarra people because they used the word nyanganya ('this here'). However, Tindale lists Nagatadjara (A17) as a separate group and locates them north-east of Wangkatja A103. It appears that Nyanganyatjarra is a sub-set of Wangkatja ... Oates (1975:111), citing Glass and Hackett, says that Njanganjadjara (A17) was originally at Mt Margaret, Wangkatja country, but its present location is north-east of Laverton. A number of items with 'in Ngaanyatjarra' A38 in their titles are described as being on Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara in MURA (hence the question marks for the documentation score). See also Western Desert language A80.
References: 
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
  • Fasolo, Silvano. 2008. Basic Wangkatja grammar. Kalgoorlie, WA: Karlkurla Language and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Status: 
Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
East of Lake Carey and Burtville to about Jubilee and Plumridge Lakes; northeast to Bailey, Virginia, and Newland Ranges. At Lakes Yeo and Rason and at Bartlett Soak. Moved westward, between 1890 and 1900, to Burtville and Laverton (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
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Programs
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati Ngaanyatjarra (Nyanganyatjara)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West Nyanganyadjara
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Nyanganyadjara
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Njanganjadjara
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Nagatatjara
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Nangatatjara