D46: Nguri

AIATSIS code: 
D46
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nguri

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Nguri
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nguri
Thesaurus heading language
Nguri language D46
Thesaurus heading (old)
Nguri language (D46) (Qld SG54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Ngoorie, Gnoree.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gnoree
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Gnoree, Ngoorie, Njoorie
Comment
Comments: 
Sutton (1973:44) says that a wordlist by Tindale (1938) indicates that this should be included in the Mari subgroup. Similarly, Breen (forthcoming paper on Biri) reports that the Tindale 'Nguri' wordlist shows that it is very closely related to Bidjara E37, which belongs to the Maric group.
References: 
  • Barlow, Harriott. 1873. Vocabulary of Aboriginal dialects of Queensland. The Journal of Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 2:166-175.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1973. Gugu-Badhun and its neighbours: a linguistic salvage study, Macquarie University: MA. (MS 694).
  • Tindale, Norman. 1938. Unpublished wordlists in Northern Queensland Languges.
  • 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: 
QLD
Location information: 
Upper Maronoa River from Mount Elliot and Donnybrook north to Merivale on the western side of the Dividing Range; west to Hillside and Redford. Their territory is bounded on the northeast by the summit of the Dividing Range, on their northwest are the steep cliffs and deep gorges of the Chesterton Range. They were not on the upper Warrego River as stated by Mathews (Tindale 1974). the south-east, near the Moonie River (Barlow 1872). the Langlo River, Maranoa River, Nebine Creek and at Wyandra (Breen's Batyara informant).
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMaric proper subgroupNguriBidjara* Breen (1973, 1981a) further dialects: Gungabula, Marrganj, Gunja, Wadjigu, Gayiri, Dharawala, Wadjalang, Wadjabangayi, Yiningayi, Yanjdjibara, Mandandanjdji, Guwamu, Gunggari, Ganulu, Gabulbara, Wadja, Nguri
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricNguri
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariNguri
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricNguri
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricNguri?
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainNguri