N106: Wägilak

AIATSIS code: 
N106
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wägilak

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Wagilak
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Diakui (Wagilak)
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Wagelag, Wawilak, Waurilak, Nunydjulpi, Nundjulpi, Nundjuibi
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wawulak [Amery MS 2823] Wawilak (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:95]
Synonyms
Wagilak, Waagilak, Wagelag, Wagilag, Wawilak, Diakui, Wawulak, Waurilak, Nunydjulpi, Nundjulpi, Nundjuibi
Comment
Comments: 

Wägilak (N106) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Ritharrngu N104 language and Dhuwa moiety (Wilkinson, 1991:13 and Schebeck, 2001:16). See also Manggurra N219 (and Dhiyakuy N149). For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Marett, Allan, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Marcia Langton, Neparrnga Gumbula, Linda Barwick and Aaron Corn. 2006. The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia: year one in review. In Proceedings of the National Education and the Arts Symposium 2005: backing our creativity, Melbourne, 84-90. Sydney: Australia Council for the Arts.
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Ritharrngu)

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 

Ngukurr Language Centre has run intermittent Wägilak (and Ritharr?u) language programs at the Ngukurr Community Education Centre (2005-2007; 2018).

People: 
Jeffrey Heath, Margaret Sharpe
Indigenous organisations: 

Ngukurr Language Centre https://ngukurrlc.org.au/

Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS57
2005Estimate57
2006Census-
2011Census3
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 Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
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)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Southern Yolngu subgroup* Wagilak Ritharngu (or Dhiyakuy) Heath (1980a) dialects include: (a) Dhiyakuy, Ritharngu; (b) Wagilak, Manggurra
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhiyakuy Wagilag  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Wagilag  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)