C45: Nyiwanawu

AIATSIS code: 
C45
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nyiwanawu

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Comments: 
McConvell (2006 and 2008 p.c.) says that this was a language located between Miriwung K29, Jaminjung N18 and Ngarinyman C27, and it has been extinct for 100 years or so. He reports that the name has a Jarragan ending '-wu(ng)' and the place names are Jarragan looking. Widijburru et al. (2010:13) mention the existence of two different forms for some items in their plant and animal dictionary. They point out that this could reflect two varieties of Ngarinyman C27, or they could be relics of Nyiwanawu.
References: 
  • Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
  • Widijburru, Bobby, Daisy Harrington, Ronny Balwanjer, Eileen Roberts, Peter Waterloo, Laurie Roberts, Roy Nuwalad Harrington, Josie Roberts, Noeline Nemit, Colleen Moerkerken, and Glenn Wightman. 2010. Ngarinyman plants and animals: Aboriginal knowledge of flora and fauna from Judbarra/Gregory National Park and the Victoria River, northern Australia. Darwin: Dept. of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport/Diwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corporation.
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NT
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There was no precise information on the limits of Nyiwanawu affiliations in 2007. Waterloo homestead and Amanbidji homestead were associated with Nyiwanawu (Harvey, 2008).
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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
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)