N149.1: Balamumu

AIATSIS code: 
N149.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Balamumu

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Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Balamumu, Barlamomo (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:88]
Synonyms
Balamumu, Barlamomo
Comment
Comments: 

Oates and Oates (1970:221) list Balamumu (N149.1) 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 (1975:387) deletes Balamumu (N149.1) saying it is not a language name.

Schebeck (2001:88) suspects that Balamumu (N149.1) is a 'warname' usually applied to Djapu N145.

As this appears to be a people name and not a language name, it is not included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.

 

References: 
  • Shapiro, Warren. 1977. Structure, Variation, and Change in "Balamumu" Social Classification. Journal of Anthropological Research , Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring, 1977) , pp. 16-49.
  • Williams, Nancy. 1986. The Yolngu and their land : a system of land tenure and the fight for its recognition. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Warner, Lloyd. 1937. A black civilization : a social study of an Australian tribe. New York, ; London : Harper & Brothers.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 

Melville Bay and sorrounds, NT (Oates & Oates 1970:221).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)       Balamumu  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)