A5: Nungara

AIATSIS code: 
A5
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nungara

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Thesaurus heading language
Nungara language A5
Thesaurus heading (old)
Nugara language (A5) (WA SH51-05)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Nungara [<ozbib>Oates & Oates 1970:59$4487</ozbib>]
Synonyms
Nugara
Comment
Comments: 
This name is listed in Berndt (1942) and Capell (1963) as a Western Desert group/dialect. However, O'Grady et al. (1966) classifies it with Wardal A19 in the Kardu subgroup. Thus, its classification is uncertain. There is an item in the AIATSIS collection (O'Grady 1957, MS 320) identified in the catalogue record as including information about Nugara (A5). The manuscript, 'Materials of suffixing languages of WA', contains language data attributed to the name Nju?ara. This is a different spelling to that given in O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) but presumably the same identity. However, the lack of location information makes it difficult to be certain.
References: 
  • Berndt, Ronald. 1942. A Preliminary report of field work in the Ooldea region, Western South Australia. Oceania, vol. 12, no. 4 (1942), p. [305]-330; vol. 13, no. 1 (1942), p. [51]-70; no. 2 (1942), p. [143]-169; no. 3 (1943), p. [243]-280; no. 4 (1943), p. 362-375; vol. 14, no. 1 (1943). (B B524.88/P1)
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • O'Grady, G.N. 1957. Materials on suffixing languages of Western Australia. (MS 320)
  • O'Grady, G.N., C.F. Voegelin and F.M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
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Location
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WA
Location information: 

East of Kalgoorlie on Berndt's map (1940)

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Nugara  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Kardu Nugara  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Kardu Nugara