N140: Rirratjingu

AIATSIS code: 
N140
AIATSIS reference name: 
Rirratjingu

tabs_horizontal

Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
Rirratjingu language
ABS name
Rirratjingu
Horton name
-
Ethnologue name
Dhangu [Rirratjingu]
ISO 639-3 code
-
Tindale name
Dangu (Riratjingu)
Tindale (1974)
Rirratjingu, Rirraljinga, Riraidjango, Wurrulul, Woralul, Urorlurl
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Rirratjingu, Rirradjingu, Riraidjano, Riraidjangu, Riraidjingu, Rirattyingu [Top End Handbook] Rirradji?u, Riraidjingo (Warner 1937), Miliwurrwurr (also used for Bararr?u (N129) [Schebeck 2001:94-95]
Synonyms
Dhangu, Riraidjangu, Rirraljinga, Riraidjango, Wurrulul, Woralul, Urorlurl
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes Rirratjingu (N140) as a clan-nation, affiliated with dhangu'mi N192. Rirratjingu (N140) 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: 
-
Links
Programs
Activities: 

School of Australian Linguistics produced a few materials in 1978.

People: 
Arthur Capell, Bernhard Schebeck
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census17

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
-
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhangu Dhangu [Rirratjingu] Dhangu [dialects; Dhangu-Djangu, Gaalpu (Kalbu), Wangurri, Ngaymil, Rirratjingu, Golumala]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Northern Yolngu subgroup* Rirratjingu Dhangu dialects include: (a) Wan.gurri, Lamamirri; (b) Rirratjingu, Gaalpu, Ngayimil
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu   Dhaangu  
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhangu Riraidjangu  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Riraidjangu (Riratjingu)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Riraidjango