N30: Djowei

AIATSIS code: 
N30
AIATSIS reference name: 
Djowei

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Arnhem Land and Daly River Region Languages, nec (Kumertuo)
Horton name
Limilngan (Djowei)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djowei
Tindale (1974)
Kumertuo
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Arnhem Land, Daly River Region Languages, Kumertuo, Limilngan, Beriguruk, Lemil, Minidja, naWinjmil, Norweilemil
Comment
Comments: 
Capell (1963: N24) and Tindale report that this name and its location are given by Spencer (1914), and there appears to be no other information available on this name. Tindale (1974:224) cites Elkin, Berndt and Berndt (1951) as a reference, however this does not mention Djowei.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1914, Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia, London: Macmillan & Co.
  • 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: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
East of Adelaide River (Spencer); an inland tribe, between Awarai and Djerimanga and extending to South Alligator River. Probably originally did not come west of the Mary River; they now range west to the Adelaide River (Tindale 1974:224).
Maps: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Djowei
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)