N117.1: Murngin

AIATSIS code: 
N117.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Murngin

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Duwala (Murngin)
Tindale (1974)
Duala, Du:ala, Murngin (in part), Wulamba (in part).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Duwala, Duala, Du:ala, Wulamba
Comment
Comments: 
Oates and Oates (1970:223) list Murngin as a Wulamba (a name given to the cultural area of N.E. Arnhem Land, called Murngin by Warner) dialect listed by Capell (1963) but not recorded by Schebeck. In her later work, Oates (1975:388) deletes Murngin saying it is Warner's name for the language of the area. See Schebeck (2001:50) for his analysis of the term Murngin. See also Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Murngin
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)