Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981):
Kartujarra (A51 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Wambaia (T), Wambaja (AC, orig. AIAS), Wambaya (Hale,O'G,RLS,SAW,Chadwick,AIAS), Wampaya (Hale), Wobya (AL), Umbaia (Spencer & Gillen), Yumpia (AL)
- Classification of the language:
- Wambayan Family, or Jingiluan-Wambayan Family., (Djingili-Wambayan Family (O'G: Djingiluan) Wambayan subgroup
- Identification codes:
- Oates '73: 30.1a
- AIAS: C.019
- Capell: C24
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Elliott, Anthony Lagoon, Brunette Downs, Rockhampton Downs, Tennant Creek
- Milliken, 1972 -- 110
- Black, 1979 -- more than 50 at Brunette Downs
- Chadwick, (quoted 1979): more than 20 fluent speakers, and a further 40 with limited knowledge.
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Chadwick continues study of the Barkly languages.
- Practical orthography:
- None established. Orthography used by Chadwick is suitable (b-d-k); an alternative (p-t-k) is used in the word list.
- Word lists:
- Hale, 1966; Campbell, 1979.
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Campbell, 1979 (based on Hale ms.)
- Material available on the language:
- Campbell, Stuart J. 1979(?). An outline grammar of Wambaya based on field notes and recordings by K.L. Hale. 47p. ts. ANU.
- Chadwick, Neil. 1975. (Basic data (morpho-syntactic) analysis: Djingili, Wambaya, Gudandji, Binbinga and Ngarnga). 48p. ms. Canberra.
- ---------- 1979. The West Barkly languages: an outline sketch, pp.653-711 in Australian Linguistic Studies, ed. by S.A. Wurm Pacific Linguistics C.54.
- Gillen, F.J. 1894-98. Notes on some manners and customs of (Australian) Aborigines, 1894-98. 5vol. ms. folio notebooks. Sydney University. (comparative table of 200 words, English-Arunta, Kaitish, Waramangu, Chingili, Umbaia, Gnanji).
- Hale, Kenneth L. 1959. Wampaya field notes. (Ms 870, AIAS).
- ---------- 1966. Barkly word list. 7p. mimeo. Dept. of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (15 March 1966) (113 words in 4 languages)
- Literacy material:
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledges IAD Press for permission to use this material in AUSTLANG.