N83: Ganhalpuyngu

AIATSIS code: 
N83
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ganhalpuyngu

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
Ganalbingu language
ABS name
Ganalbingu
Horton name
-
Ethnologue name
Djinba [Ganalbingu]
ISO 639-3 code
-
Tindale name
Djinba (Gunalbingu)
Tindale (1974)
Djinba (name based on the demonstrative pronoun = this), Jinba, Djimba (typographical error), Outjanbah, Gunalbingu (a northwestern part of the tribe), Ganalbwingu, Kurkamarnapia (southeastern part of the tribe).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Gunhalpuy?u, Gurrkagurtha, Gurrkawurtha, Gurrumbagurrumba [Schebeck 2001:16, 91-92] Gurru?guy [Keen 1978]
Synonyms
Ganalbingu, Djinba, Jinba, Djimba, Outjanbah, Gunalbingu, Ganalbwingu, Kurkamarnapia
Comment
Comments: 

The Yolngu Matha Dictionary describes ganhalpuyngu (N83) as a clan-nation.

Waters says that Ganalbingu (N83) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Djinba N97 language; he includes some Ganalpingu (N83) words in the Djinang-Djinba comparative dictionary in his 1989 grammar (1989:249, 291-352).

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.
  • Wurm, S. A. 1972. Languages of Australia and Tasmania. The Hague: Mouton.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Djinba)

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Raymond Wood
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census44
2011Census32
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 Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 

Waters. Bruce. 1989. Djinang and Djinba: a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Djinang Djinba [Ganalbingu] Djinba [dialectes: Ganalbingu, Dabi, Mandjalpingu. Lexical similarity 60% with Djinang.]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989) Ganhalpuyngu Djinba dialects include: (a) Ganhalpuyngu; (b) Manjdjalpuyngu
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Djining Ganalpingu  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)