C24: Manu

AIATSIS code: 
C24
AIATSIS reference name: 
Manu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wandjira (Manu)
Thesaurus heading language
Manu language C24
Thesaurus heading (old)
Manu language (C24) (NT SE52-07)
Tindale (1974)
'Wadshara, Manu, Manoo (of Terry).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wandjira, Wadshara, Manoo
Comment
Comments: 
Manu is not a language name. It means 'talking' in Malngin K30 (McConvell 2006 p.c.). Tindale (1974) lists it as an alternative name of Wandjira K21.
References: 
  • Terry, Michael. 1926. A surgical operation as performed by the Boonarra tribe of northern Australia, and a short vocabulary of the languages of some north Australian tribes. Man. v.26; 193-194.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
Inverway, headwater of Victoria River, NT (Oates & Oates 1970:94).
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Catalogue
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)UnclassifiedManu
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)