N192: Dhangu

AIATSIS code: 
N192
AIATSIS reference name: 
Dhangu

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Name
ABN name
Dhangu languages
ABS name
Dhangu
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Dhangu
ISO 639-3 code
dhg
Tindale name
Dangu
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Yirgala (place name, now Yirkalla Mission).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
dhan1270
Other sources
Synonyms
Dangu, Yirgala
Comment
Comments: 

Dhangu (~ dhangu'mi) is a Yolngu language, see Yolngu Matha N230. Clans affiliated with Dhangu include Ngayimil N116.X (Dhuwa moiety); Wangurri N134 (Yirritja moiety); Golumala N193 (Dhuwa moiety); Gälpu N139 (Dhuwa moiety); Rirratjingu N140 (Dhuwa moiety); Lamami N147 (Yirritja moiety) (see Schebeck, 2001:16).

References: 
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

Yirrkala Mission area and generally around Cape Arnhem, Melville Bay, and Port Bradshaw (Tindale 1974).

Maps: 
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Catalogue
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt350
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census276
2011Census29
2016Census49

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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu   Dhangu Dhangu [dialects; Dhangu-Djangu, Gaalpu (Kalbu), Wangurri, Ngaymil, Rirratjingu, Golumala]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Northern Yolngu subgroup* Dhangu  
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu   Dhaangu  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu      
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)