N76: Ngalkbon

AIATSIS code: 
N76
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ngalkbon

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngalkbun
Ethnologue name
Ngalkbun
ISO 639-3 code
ngk
Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Ngalkbon language N76
Thesaurus heading (old)
Dalabon / Dangbon language (N60) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
ngal1292
Other sources
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Synonyms
Ngalkbun, Dalabon, Ngalabon, Ngalgbon, Njalkpon
Comment
Comments: 
In explaining the etymology of the term Dalabon N60 (dalû- 'mouth' + bon 'go'), Evans and Merlan (2003:269) mention that Dangbon N60 and Ngalkbon are 'parallel formations based on the root for 'mouth' in Bininj Gun-wok N186 and Jawoyn' N57, used by speakers of each of those languages respectively. Cutfield (2011), discussing Dalabon N60, comments that 'Dialectal variation is reported in geographical and social dimensions (i.e. clan lects). Dangbon N230 and Ngalkbon are sometimes used as labels to distinguish northern and southern Dalabon (respectively), two varieties which display a few differences according to Evans, Merlan and Tukumba (2004:ix).
References: 
  • Alpher, B. 1974. Language elicitation and songs, audio recording.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Cutfield, Sarah. 2011. Demonstratives in Dalabon : a language of southwestern Arnhem Land. Phd thesis, Melbourne University. (MS 4877)
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Sandefur, John & Angulat Jentian. 1973. A tentative description of the phonemes of the Ngalkbun language (including a small dictionary). Summer Institute of Lingusitics, manuscript.
  • Thieberger, Nick. ILDB (Indigenous Language Database, filemaker database).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt100 - 200
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate30
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanNgalkbunNgalkbun
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)