D20: Wayilwan

AIATSIS code: 
D20
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wayilwan

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
[Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Ngiyampaa)]
Horton name
Wailwan
Ethnologue name
Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [Wayilwan]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Weilwan
Tindale (1974)
Wailwan, Wilwan, Wallwan, Wailwun (['weil] = ['wail] = no), Wilawun, Weilwun, Waal-won, Wile Wan, Wali, Waljwan, Ngiumba (name of language), Wahoon (misprint).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Walywan
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wailwan [Mathews 1903]
Synonyms
Wailwan, Ngiyarnbaa, Walywan, Wilwan, Wallwan, Wailwun, Wilawun, Weilwun, Waal won, Wile Wan, Wali, Waljwan, Ngiumba, Wahoon
Comment
Comments: 

There are 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, spoken by people in the north; the grammar of these two varieties is essentially the same (Donaldson 1980). 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: 

It appears to be north-east of Wanggaybuwan Ngiyambaa according to Donaldson (1980).

... north-east around Coonamble from just north of Nyngan and Gilgandra to Coonabarabran, Walgett and Brewarrina (ALRRC).

... on the two sides of the Barwon River from Walgett downstream as far as Brewarrina: it spreads, going up the Castlereagh, Macquarie and Mara Rivers to about 70 miles (110 km) to the south, where it meets Wongaibon (Mathews c.1901 p.69, translated by M. Sharpe, according to ALRRC).

Southern side of Barwon River from Brewarrina to Walgett; south along Marra Creek and the Castlereagh, Marthaguy, and Macquarie rivers; south to Quambone and to near Coonamble (Tindale 1974).

 

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 

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

People: 
Tamsin Donaldson, Janet Mathews, Joining The Dreaming Aboriginal Corporation at Broken Hill
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates>2
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILSa few
2005Estimate0
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 Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Bickerdike, Isabel. 2004. A Sketch grammar of Wayilwan Ngiyambaa - an indigenous language of NSW, Unversity of Melbourne: BA (hons).

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

Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Wiradhuric   Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa [Wayilwan] 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* Wayilwan (Wailwan) Ngiyarnbaa Ngiyambaa ~ Donaldson (1980) dialects: Wangaaybuwan Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan (Wailwan) Ngiyambaa
Wurm (1994)       Wayilwan (dialect of Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa)  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Wiradhuric   Wayilwan Wangaaybuwan-Ngiyambaa (Wongaibon) [dialects: Ngiyambaa, Wayilwan]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiradjuric Waljwan  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Wiradjuric Walywan (Weilwan)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Wiradjuric Main Weilwan