N124: Dhämalamirr

AIATSIS code: 
N124
AIATSIS reference name: 
Dhämalamirr

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Dhämalamirrr language N124
Thesaurus heading (old)
Darmarmiri language (N124) (NT SD53-03)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Dhämalamirr [Schebeck 2001:89]
Synonyms
Darmarmiri
Comment
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Oates and Oates (1970:218) list Darmarmiri as a Wulamba (a name given to the cultural area of N.E. Arnhem Land, called Murngin by Warner) dialect listed by Capell (1963) and recorded by Schebeck, but in her later work Oates (1975:386) deletes Darmarmiri. Schebeck reports that Dhämalamirr (N124) is the name of the 'bottom' Djapu N145. The name is possibly constructed: 'dhä "(river?) mouth" + mala "group' + -mirr' (2001:89). The National Museum of Australia holds a painting (Object number 1991.0024.4522) by artist Bul'Manydji, who is listed as 'Language: Djapu, Clan: Dhamalamirr, Moiety: Dhuwa'. For Yolngu languages see Yolngu Matha N230.
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  • 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.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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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).

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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Unclassified     Darmarmiri  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)