E19: Jandai

AIATSIS code: 
E19
AIATSIS reference name: 
Jandai

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Tindale name
Koenpal
Tindale (1974)
Goenpul, Coobenpil, Jendairwal, Djandai (language name), Jandai (['djandai] = no), Jundai, Dsandai, Tchandi, Noogoon (name of St. Helens Island).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Koenpel
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Synonyms
Janday, Coobenpil, Djandai, Djandawal, Djendewal, Dsandai, Goenpul, Jendairwal, Jundai, Koenpal, Koenpel, Noogoon, Tchandi, Tschandi, Quandamooka
Comment
Comments: 

Jandai, also known as Djandawal (E19) is a Yagara E23 variety spoken by Goenpul or Guwanpal (E19) people (Jefferies, August 2020 p.c., Watkins & Hamilton 1886:222). O'Grady et al. (1966) treat Koenpul (E19) as an alternative name of Djendewal (E19).

Oates treats Goinbal (E19) as an alternative name for Djendewal, located on the southern part of Stradbroke Island (1975:214). Tindale treats Jandai as an alternate name for Koenpal (1974:175). Given this, Djendewal and Goinbal are listed under Jandai here, but see also Guyambal D35.

Other sources indicate that the Moreton Bay region and the people from that area are known as Quandamooka. This is a grouping that consists of Jagara E23 and Koopenul in the Cleveland area; Nunukal E21 people and Goenpul (E19) peoples from Stradbroke Island; and Ngugi E26 from Moreton Island.

 

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
  • Iselin, Margaret. 2011. Jandai language dictionary : a dictionary spoken on Stradbroke and Moreton Islands based on words remembered by all Elders and recorded by interested visitors to our shores. Dunwich, Qld: Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics 8(2).
  • Steele, John. 1984. Aboriginal pathways in southeast Queensland and the Richmond River. St Lucia: University of Queensland 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.
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QLD
Location information: 

Southern two-thirds of Stradbroke Island (Tindale 1974). The Goenpul tribe occupies the central and southern portion of Stradbroke Island and their language is called Jandai (Watkins &  Hamilton in Curr (1886(3):222). Jandai ... from approximately the southernmost two-thirds of North Stradbroke Island, the nearby smaller islands at the southern end of Moreton Bay, and the mainland coast of Moreton Bay extending from the mouth of the Logan River in the south to Norman Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River in the north (Jefferies, p.c. August 2020).

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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP   Janday Yagara further dialects: Turubul (or Turrbal), Janday, Moonjan
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan     Djendewal  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Durubulic   Djendewal  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Durubulic   Djendewal  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Durubulic   Djendewal  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Durubulic   Djendewal