A90: Nyanyany

AIATSIS code: 
A90
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nyanyany

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Njanjanj
Comment
Comments: 
According to Oates (1975:139) both Hudson and Richards reported on this dialect. However, Hudson and Richards (2008 p.c.) say they never confirmed the existence of this dialect and they have not been using this term. They suspect that the name Nyanyany could be a variant of Nyininy K7. Kolig (nd: 2) reports Njanjan (A90) as one of three dialects of Wolmadjeri A66. He locates it 'between the south-east of Bohemia Downs and Sturt Creek, with the southernmost point Gregory Salt Lake (Barugu)' and describes it as 'heavy or half Wolmadjeri'.
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  • Kolig, Erich. Report on first period of field research in the Fitzroy Crossing area, South Kimberleys, Western Australia. PMS 2255.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Unconfirmed
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... between the south-east of Bohemia Downs and Sturt Creek, with the southernmost point Gregory Salt Lake (Barugu) (Kolig, nd: 2)

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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
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Ngumbin Nyanyany Walmadjari [dialects: Walmadjari, Nyardi, Nyanyany]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Northern Western Desert Type Ngumbin (Eastern Kimberleys) Njanjanj  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)