N209: Däbi

AIATSIS code: 
N209
AIATSIS reference name: 
Däbi

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Djinba [Dabi]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Däpi [Bowern 2007 p.c.] Däbi [Keen 1978]
Synonyms
Djinba
Comment
Comments: 

The online Yolngu Matha dictionary describes däbi (Da:bi) as a clan-nation who speak djining.

Däbi (N209) is a Yolngu clan and language variety affiliated with Djinba N97 (Waters 1989:249).

Wood collected a word list (1972) and Waters includes some Dabi (N209) words in the Djinang-Djinba comparative dictionary in his 1989 grammar (291-352). See also Djinang 94.1. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

 

References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba - a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Wood, Raymond. 1972. Da:bi word list. (PMS 2463).
Status: 
Potential no data
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Djinba)

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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
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 Djinang Djinba [Dabi] Djinba [dialectes: Ganalbingu, Dabi, Mandjalpingu. Lexical similarity 60% with Djinang.]
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djining Dabi  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)