E4: Ngaku

AIATSIS code: 
E4
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngaku

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Dainggatti (Ngaku)
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Tindale name
Ngaku
Thesaurus heading language
Ngaku language E4
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ngaku language (E4) (NSW SH56-11)
Tindale (1974)
Niungacko (language name at Trial Bay).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Ngaagu, Dainggatti, Dainggati, Dhan gadi, Dunghutti, Thungutti, Ngagu, Niungacko
Comment
Comments: 
Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:197) treat Ngaku as a dialect of the 'Macleay Valley language', comprised of Dhanggati E6, Burrgati E70 and Ngaku. There are no known language data for this dialect. Frank Archibald said "this Ngaku and Dhanggati - they're the same words; only they got a different way" (in Morelli, 2008:99). Williams (2008) refers to Ngaku as the name of a clan from the Dunghutti E6 nation (Williams, 2008:173).
References: 
  • Lissarrague, Amanda. 2000. A salvage grammar of Dunghutti, Department of Linguistics, University of New England: BA (Hons).
  • Lissarrague, Amanda. 2007. Dhanggati grammar and dictionary with Dhanggati stories. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative
  • Morelli, Steve. 2008. Gumbaynggirr dictionary & learner's grammar = Gumbaynggirr bijaarr jandaygam, ngaawa gugaarrigam. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
  • Williams, John. 2008. A tribute to Colin Campbell, an elder of the Ngaku clan and the Dhunghutti nation (1942-2008). Aboriginal History Vol. 32, p. [173]-179
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Location
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NSW
Location information: 
Kempsey and some of this Grassy Head ..... Go as far as Port Macquarie' (in Lissarrague 2000). ... on the lower Macleay River (ALRRC) ... territory stretched south of the Ngambaa to the mouth of the Macleay river (Morelli 2008:243)
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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)CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPDjan-gadi/Nganjaywana subgroup*NgaaguDjan-gadi (Thangatti) Holmer (1966) probable further dialect: Ngaagu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricNgagu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricKuriNgagu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricKuriNgagu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricKuriNgaku
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYuin-KuricKuriNgaku