N27: Wagiman

AIATSIS Code: 
N27
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wagiman

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
Wagiman
Horton Name
Wagiman
Ethnologue name
Wageman
ISO 639-3 code
waq
Tindale name
Wagoman
Thesaurus heading
Wagiman / Wageman language (N27) (NT SD52-12)
Tindale (1974)
Wagaman, Wageman, Wogeman; Wongkakaringa (a name for part of tribe), Ongkakaringa.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wage1238
Other sources
Wakiman [Merlan 1994:3] Wagiman, Wakiman, Wageman, Woggeman, Wogiman [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Wageman
Airiman
Tagoman
Wagoman
Ongkakaringa
Wagaman
Wogeman
Wongkakaringa
Wakiman
Wogeman; Wongkakaringa
Comment
Language comment
References

Harvey, Mark. 2003. Western Gunwinyguan. In The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region, ed. Nicholas Evans, 285-303. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Liddy, Lenny Gappuya, Lulu Dalppalngali Martin (t), Joe Galwaying Huddlestone (t), Lena Jululuk (Liddy) (t), Helen Imorrotjba Liddy, Clara Gumbirtbirtta Memah (t), George Jabalgarri Huddlestone, Mark Harvey, Glenn Wightman. 2006. Wagiman plants and animals : Aboriginal knowledge of flora and fauna from the mid Daly River basin, northern Australia. Darwin : Dept. of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts ; Katherine, N.T. : Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation.
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.
Wagiman on-line dictionary. <http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/e_access/digital/a339234/langs...

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
According to Warray and Wagiman people Hayes Creek and Butterfly/Dougas Gorge are in traditional Wagiman country (Harvey 2003:297). The general associations were to the Daly River drainage between its junction with Jinduckin Creek and its junction with Hayward Creek. There was little precise information on the limits of Wagiman associations in 2007. In the south-east, Ejong Billabong was associated with Dagoman, though this is close to the north-western limit of Dagoman associations. In the north, Hayes Creek was associated with Wagiman. Mt Osborne was not associated with Wagiman. Mt Shoebridge does not appear to have been associated with Wagiman. Plateau Point was associated with Wagiman. It is unclear how far upstream on the Douglas, Wagiman associations extended. In the west, limits have been extrapolated from drainage basin boundaries. Wagiman associations did not extend west of the Hayward Range. Fletcher's Gully Mine was associated with Ngan'gityemerri. In the south, limits have been extrapolated from drainage basin boundaries (Harvey ASEDA 802). About Dorisvale; southwest of Daly River; west of Ooloo; on Bamboo Creek; north to Douglas Homestead (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
Cook, Anthony. 1987. Wagiman Matyin: a description of the Wagiman language of the Northern Territory, La Trobe University: PhD.
Dictionary: 
Harvey, Mark. Wagiman Dictionary 2nd ed. ASEDA 0792. Wilson, Stephen. 1999. Wagiman dictionary, ms. Wilson, Stephen et al. The Wagiman on-line dictionary, http://www1.aiatsis.gov.au/exhibitions/e_access/digital /a339234/home.html
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Anthony Cook, Mark Harvey, Stephen Wilson, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanWagimanWageman
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPWagiman-Wardaman subgroup*WagimanWagiman Cook (1987), Wilson (1999)
Wurm (1994)GunwinyguanYangmanicWagiman
Walsh (1981)GunwinyguanYangmanicWagimanWagiman (Wageman)
Oates (1975)GunwingguanYangmanicWagemanWageman
Wurm (1972)GunwingguanYangmanicWagemanWageman
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)