N123: Bunanatjini

AIATSIS code: 
N123
AIATSIS reference name: 
Bunanatjini

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Bunanatjini language N123
Thesaurus heading (old)
Buranadjinid language (N123) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Bunanatjini [Schebeck 2001:88]
Synonyms
Buranadjini, Buranadjina/Buranadjini
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes bunanatjini (N123) as a clan-nation and a language. Schebeck (2001:88) and Wilkinson (1991:13) describe Bunanatjini as a Ritharrrngu N104 speaking group. In his grammar of Ritharrngu N104, Heath says that Bunana?ini (N123) mat?a consists of Buwarpuwar N217 and Mini?giri N218 sub-groups (1980:2). The historical spelling 'Buranadjini' (N123) occurs in Capell (1963), followed by Oates who lists Buranadjina/Buranadjini (N123) under Ridarngu N104 (1975:317, 385). For Yolngu languages see Yolngu Matha N230.

References: 
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heath, Jeffrey G. 1980. Basic materials in Ritharngu: grammar, texts and dictionary: Pacific Linguistics B-62. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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Confirmed
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NT
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(Ritharrngu)

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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)       Buranadjina/Buranadjini  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)