N211: Nhangu

AIATSIS code: 
N211
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nhangu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Nhangu
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Nango
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Nangu, Nhangu, Murungga (name of Mooroonga Island), Miarrmiarr (? a clan).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nango, Nangu, Murungga, Miarrmiarr
Comment
Comments: 

Nhangu (Ngangu'mi ~ Nhangu'mirri) is described in the online Yolngu Matha dictionary as a language spoken by Bararrngu N129, Bararrpararr N228, Gamalangga N100, Golpa N130, Gurryindi N212, Yalukal N107 and Yan-nhangu N72 clans. Clans affiliated with Nhangu language include Golpa N130; Bararrpararr N228; Bararrngu N129 and Yan-nhangu N72. For Yolngu language groups and clans see Yolngu Matha N230. For Nhangu (N211), Schebeck includes the same clans and adds Walamangu N79 (2011: 15-16).

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.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

Wessel Islands east of Brown Strait; on Cunningham Islands; at Elcho Island, Drysdale Island, Mooroonga and Yabooma islands in the Crocodile group; on Banyan Island at the mouth of the Woolen River (Tindale 1974).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census0
2011Census4
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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Northern Yolngu subgroup* Nhangu  
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)       Nhangu  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)