D18: Wangaaypuwan

AIATSIS code: 
D18
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wangaaypuwan

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
-
ABS name
[Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngiyampaa)]
Horton name
Wongaibon
Ethnologue name
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa
ISO 639-3 code
wyb
Tindale name
Wongaibon
Tindale (1974)
['wo?ai] = no, Wongai-bun, Wonghibone, Wonjhi-bon, Wonjibone, Wongi-bone, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wun-gai, Wuzai (z = substitute for ng symbol by Ridley), Wozai, Wo'yaibun (typographical error), Mudall.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wongagibun, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wombungee
Glottocode
wang1291
Other sources
Wongaibon [Mathews 1902]
Synonyms
Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wongai bun, Wangaybuwan, Wonghibone, Wonjhi bon, Wonjibone, Wongi bone, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wun gai, Wuzai, Wozai, Woyaibun, Mudall
Comment
Comments: 

Donaldson describes two dialects of Ngiyampaa D22, one being 'wangaay' ('no') or Wangaaybuwan (D18), which is spoken by the people in the south, and the other being Wayil or Wayilwan D20, spoken by people in the north. The grammar of these two varieties is essentially the same. Donaldson (1980) consists of a description of the Wangaaybuwan (D18) dialect. Southern people and northern people pronounce the language name differently, as Ngiyampaa and Ngemba respectively.

 

References: 
  • Donaldson, Tamsin J. 1980. Ngiyambaa, the language of the Wangaaybuwan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NSW
Location information: 

... along forty miles (65 km) of the Barwon, from the junction of the Namoi downwards (Donaldson 1980:6).

Ngemba: Headwaters of Bogan River; on Tigers Camp and Boggy Cowal creeks. At Narromine, Nyngan, Girilambone, Cobar, and Gilgunnia; south to Trundle, only visiting the Wiradjuri territory on the Lachlan River and Little Billabong Creek during very dry times; at Trida; west to Ivanhoe and near Neckarboo Range (Tindale's Wongaibon) South bank of Barwon and Darling rivers from Brewarrina to Dunlop; on Yanda Creek; south to head of Mulga Creek; on Bogan River (Tindale 1974).

 

Maps: 
-
Links
Programs
Activities: 

Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill is developing language kits with posters, workbooks DVD (2007).

People: 
Tamsin Donaldson, Lesley Wood, Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS50
2005Estimate2
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Donaldson, Tamsin. 1980. Ngiyambaa : the language of the Wangaaybuwan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 

Donaldson, Tamsin. 1978. Interim dictionary of Ngiyambaa of the Wangaaybuwan.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Wiradhuric   Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [dialects: Wangaaybuwan (Wongaibon, Wombungee, Wongagibun, Wonghibon, Wonghi, Wonjhibon), Ngiyambaa (Giamba, Narran, Noongaburrah, Ngeumba, Ngiamba, Ngiumba, Ngjamba, Ngumbarr), Wayilwan (Waljwan)]
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUP Central inland New South Wales subgroup* Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa Ngiyambaa Donaldson (1980) dialects: Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan (Wailwan) Ngiyambaa
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Wiradhuric   Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Wiradhuric   Ngiyambaa Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa (Wongaibon) [dialects: Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiradjuric Wangaybuwan (dialect of Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa)  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiradjuric Wongaibon  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wongaibon