N108: Liyagalawumirr

AIATSIS code: 
N108
AIATSIS reference name: 
Liyagalawumirr

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Liyagalawumirr
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Dhuwal [Liyagalawumirr]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Duwal (Leiagalawumir )
Tindale (1974)
Leyagalawumirr, Liaalaomir, Laigala-wumiri, Laigulawulmiree
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Leyagaläwumirr, Liaalaomir (Warner 1937), Liagalawumiri (Capell 1963); Leyagaläwumirri (Dhuwala form) Dambuwaläwumi(rr), Bukuwaläwumi (Djinba/Djinang form), Reyagaläwuway (Nhangu form), [Schebeck 2001:92] L?iyagalawumirri [Keen 1978]
Synonyms
Dhuwal, Leyagalawumirr, Liaalaomir, Laigala wumiri, Laigulawulmiree
Comment
Comments: 

Leyagaläwumirr (N108) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhuwal N198 language and Dhuwa moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). The online Yolngu Matha Dictionary describes Liyagalawumirr (N108) as a clan-nation in the dhuwal'mirr N198 language group. See also Galwanuk N113. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Keen, Ian. 1994. Knowledge and Secrecy in Aboriginal Religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • 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: 

(Dhuwal)

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate50
2006Census56
2011Census3
2016Census51

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 Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhuwal Dhuwal [Liyagalawumirr] Dhuwal [dialectes: Dhuwaya, Dhuwal, Liyagawumirr, Marrangu, Marrakulu, Djapu, Liyagalawumirr, Datiwuy]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Southern Yolngu subgroup* Liyagalawumirr Dhuwal/Dhuwala (possibly also Dhuwaya) Morphy (199 1), Wilkinson (1991) dialects include (a) Dhuwala varieties (Yirritja moiety): Gupapuyngu, Gumatj; (b) Dhuwal varieties (Dhuwa moiety): Djambarrpuyngu, Djapu, Liyagalawumirr, Guyamirlili (Gwijamil)
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhuwala Layagalawumirr  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)