N116.R: Marrungun

AIATSIS code: 
N116.R
AIATSIS reference name: 
Marrungun

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Djinang [Murrungun]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Murungun [Marett et al. 2006] Murru?un, Marungun (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:94]
Synonyms
Murrungun, Djinang
Comment
Comments: 
Murrungun is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Djinang N94.1 language and Djuwing moiety (Waters, 1989:249). Another name for Murrungun is Wulkabi (Waters, 1989:249) which Schebeck writes as Wolkpuy (2001:96). This clan is also affiliated with Yan(h)angu N72 and 'top' Djapu N145 (Schebeck, 2001:94). One Murungun clan speaks Wulaki N95 (Borsboom in Waters, 1989:249). Murrungun clans can be found in several language groups. Waters says it is not rare for a clan to adopt the dominant language or dialect of the geographical region (1989:249). Oates (1975: 319) treats Marungun as an alternative name of Bural Bural (N114) (this is a dialect of Nhangu N211), on the basis of information provided by Key Quisenberry. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
  • Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba - a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Potential no data
Location
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NT
Location information: 
NT
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Programs
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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
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Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDjinangDjinang [Murrungun]Djinang [dialectes: Djadiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Wulaki, Balurbi, Murrungun, Manyarring.]
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989)MurrungunDjinang dialects: (a) Wurlaki, Djardiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Balmbi; (b) Marrangu, Murrungun, Manyarring
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicNhangu, DjinangMarungun
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)