E69: Nulla Nulla

AIATSIS code: 
E69
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nulla Nulla

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Name
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Tindale name
Dainggati (Nulla Nulla)
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Djaingadi, Dang-getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Dhang-atty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Dangadi, Yuungai, Yunggai, Tangetti, Tang-gette, Burugardi (inland horde), Burgadi, Boorkutti, Nulla Nulla, Amberu (see above), Himberrong, Jang (coastal name for this tableland tribe, meaning 'bad folk'), Yung.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Dainggati, Djaingadi, Dang getti, Danghetti, Danggadi, Dhang atty, Thangatti, Thangatty, Dangati, Dangadi, Yuungai, Yunggai, Tangetti, Tang gette, Burugardi, Burgadi, Boorkutti, Amberu, Himberrong, Jang, Yung
Comment
Comments: 
Nulla Nulla is a place name (Nulla Nulla Creek), after which is named a group of people belonging to that area (Kitaoji 1971, Anon 1912). Tindale (1974) lists Nulla Nulla as an alternative of Dainggati E6, while Lissarrague (2000:3) reports that it refers to a place name, Nulla Creek in the Macleay Valley. Wafer and Lissarrague (2008:197) say that Nulla Nulla 'has been used as a language name associated with the Macleay Valley language ... but it is not a true dialect name.' The word list supplied in Science of Man (Anon 1912:211) is titled 'dialect of "Nulla Nulla" tribe', but the name of this language is not given.
References: 
  • Anon. 1912. Linguistics: Upper Macleay River - dialect of 'Nulla Nulla' tribe by B. of Kempsey. Science of Man, vol. 13, no. 10, p. 211.
  • Kitaoji, Y. 1971. Contemporary Aboriginal families in the lower Macleay Valley. PMS 6315.
  • Lissarrague, Amanda. 2000. A salvage grammar of Dunghutti, Department of Linguistics, University of New England: BA (Hons).
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
Upper Macleay River, NSW (Oates & Oates 1970:159)
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Nulla Nulla
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)