N87: Manyarring

AIATSIS code: 
N87
AIATSIS reference name: 
Manyarring

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Djinang [Manyarring]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Mun-narngo [Capell 1963] Mänyarr?i, Mannarr?u [Schebeck 2001] Manharrngu (Dhuwal/Dhuwala version of the name) [Keen 2007 p.c.)]
Synonyms
Djinang Manharrngu
Comment
Comments: 

Manyarring is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Djinang N94.1 language and Djuwing moiety (Waters, 1989:249 and the online Yolngu Matha Dictionary). See also Yolngu Matha N230.

Previously AUSTLANG used the spelling Manharrngu for this language (N87). Oates and Oates (1970:223) list Mun-narngo N87 (~Mun-nerrngor) as a Wulamba dialect. Later Oates deletes Mun-narngo (1975:388). This form may be based on an exonym (i.e. a word used by outsiders) to describe people who call themselves Manyarring.

Schebeck writes that Manarrngu is a dialect form of the name Mänyarrngi, called Mannarrngu by other dialects, Waters writes Manyarring (2001:93).

Note that Manyarring was previously treated as a separate language with a distinct code N203 until the relationship between these the two names, Manharrngu and Manyarring, was established.

 

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Douglas, Malcolm & Oldmeadow, David. 1968. Across the Top
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba - a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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.
  • Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba - a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Potential no data
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Links
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 

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

Dictionary: 

Waters, Bruce. 1983. An interim Djinang dictionary. Darwin: SIL. Waters, Bruce. Djinang dictionary, ASEDA 0009.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Djinang Djinang [Manyarring] Djinang [dialectes: Djadiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Wulaki, Balurbi, Murrungun, Manyarring.]
Dixon (2002)   YOLNGU SUBGROUP* Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989) Manyarring Djinang dialects: (a) Wurlaki, Djardiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Balmbi; (b) Marrangu, Murrungun, Manyarring
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Unclassified     Mun-narngo  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)