G18: Midjamba

AIATSIS code: 
G18
AIATSIS reference name: 
Midjamba

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Mbara (Mitjamba)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Mitjamba
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
Midjamba language (G18) (Qld SF54-04)
Tindale (1974)
Kumbulmara (valid alternative).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kumbulmara
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Mbara, Mitjamba, Kumbulmara, Midyamba
Comment
Comments: 

Sutton says that Mbara G21 and Mitjamba (G18) are the same dialect, and are mutually intelligible with Yanga Y131 (in Oates 1974:298). Oates subsumes Mbara under Midjamba. Sutton says Mitjamba may be an exonym for Mbara, used by a Gudjal E60 person, and that Bargal G22 may be a Ngawun G17 exonym for Mbara (1976:103).

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1970. Preliminary report [to A.I.A.S.] of field survey of north-east Queensland 1970. (PMS 1780).
  • 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: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

On Woolgar and Stawell rivers; north to Gregory Range and Gledswood; west to near Saxby Downs; east to Chudleigh Park; south to Cambridge Downs (Tindale 1974).

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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Southern Pama Midjamba (under Mbara)  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Mitjamba  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Mitjamba