C44: Wenamba

AIATSIS code: 
C44
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wenamba

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Tindale name
Wenamba
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Tindale (1974)
Wenanba, Wankawinan (a Pitjandjara name for them), Kalgonei (Ngadadjara name for their dialect; as Kalgonei and Kalgoneidjara it is a general term with the general sense of 'drifters' or 'refugees' applied to at least five tribal groupings), Wanudjara (name given them by Ngadadjara; also used by them for Pitjandjara), Pintularapi (rude description used by Ngadadjara for Wenamba and Pintubi in general), Mangawara (i.e., 'hair bun wearers' from their custom of carrying their tresses tied up in a chignon-a name given them by the Pitjandjara), Kalguni, ? Widanda (Birdsell believed he heard the name as 'Wid-anda' at Cunderlee given for the tribal affiliation of the mother of the person measured as R76), Tjurti (name given them by Pintubi; see discussion in chap. 10).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Wenanba, Wankawinan, Kalgonei, Wanudjara, Pintularapi, Mangawara, Kalguni, Widanda, Tjurti
Comment
Comments: 
The records for Wenamba are scarce; Tindale describes Wenamba as southwestern neighbours of the Pintubi C10 (see also Luritja C7.1) and indicates 'there was occasion to speak of the Wenamba Pintubi as if they were part of the one tribe' (1974:138). Tindale describes a speaker perception of dialectal difference (between Pintubi C10 and Wenamba) and that Pitjandjara C6 consider them 'related' (1974:259).
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.
  • Kimber, R.G. 1977. Mosaics you can move. Hemisphere -- 1977; 21(1); 2-7, 29-30.
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Location
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NT
Location information: 
North of Lakes Neale and Hopkins, ranging north to Lake Macdonald and Garden Hills; west to Kurultu ('Kur-ultja) identified as probably near the Baron Range. In this area mapped positions of such features as Baron Range may vary by as much as 30 miles (50 km.) (Tindale 1974).
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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
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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)