N116.X: Ngaymil

AIATSIS code: 
N116.X
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngaymil

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
Ngaymil language
ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Dhangu [Ngaymil]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Dangu (Ngajimil)
Tindale (1974)
Ngayimil, Ngeimil, Makkanaimulmi
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Mukkanaimulmi (Warner 1937), ?ayimil, Maka?aymilmi, [Schebeck 2001:92]
Synonyms
Ngayimil, Dhangu, Ngeimil, Makkanaimulmi
Comment
Comments: 
The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes ?aymil as a clan-nation affiliated with dha?u'mi N192. ?ayimil (N116.X) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhangu N192 language and Dhuwa moiety (Schebeck, 2001:16). For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Amery, Robert. 1985. A new diglossia: contemporary speech varieties at Yirrkala in north east Arnhem Land, Australian National University: MA. (MS2823).
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • 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, Raymattja Marika and Nancy M Williams. 2009. This place already has a name'. Koch, Harold and Luise Hercus eds. Aboriginal placenames : naming and renaming the landscape. Canberra: ANU E Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
(Dhangu)
Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bernhard Schebeck
Indigenous organisations: 
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYuulnguDhanguDhangu [Ngaymil]Dhangu [dialects; Dhangu-Djangu, Gaalpu (Kalbu), Wangurri, Ngaymil, Rirratjingu, Golumala]
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Northern Yolngu subgroup*NgayimilDhangu dialects include: (a) Wan.gurri, Lamamirri; (b) Rirratjingu, Gaalpu, Ngayimil
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMurngicDhanguNgayimil
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)