N94: Balmbi

AIATSIS code: 
N94
AIATSIS reference name: 
Balmbi

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Djinang (Balmbi)
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Djinang (Balmbi)
Tindale (1974)
Jandjinang (valid alternative, with prefix), Jand-jinung, Yandjinung, Yandjinning, Yandjinang, Djinnang, Djinhang, Milingimbi (place name), Millingimbi, Wulllakki, Wulaki, Ullaki, Wulagi, Balmbi (group term), Balmawi, Barlmawi, Manjarngi (clan name), Manyarrngi, Mun-narngo, Manarrngu.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yandijinang, Yandjinung
Glottocode
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Other sources
Balmbi [Waters 1989] Balmapuy, Barlmbi [Bowern 2007 p.c.] Bälmbi, Barlmawi (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:88]
Synonyms
Djinang, Barlmawi, Jandjinung, Yandijinang, Yandjinung, Balmawi, Jandjinang, Jand jinung, Yandjinning, Yandjinang, Djinnang, Djinhang, Milingimbi, Millingimbi, Wulllakki, Wulaki, Ullaki, Wulagi, Manjarngi, Manyarrngi, Mun narngo, Manarrngu
Comment
Comments: 
The online Yolngu Matha dictionary says that Balmbi is a clan-nation who speak djina? (N94.1]. Balmbi (N204) is a Yolngu clan and dialect affiliated with Djinang [N94.1] language and Yirritjing moiety (Waters, 1989:249). For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha [N230].
References: 
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
(Djinang)
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-
2011Census8
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 listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualNone0
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
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)YOLNGU SUBGROUP*Western Yolngu subgroup* Waters (1989)BalmbiDjinang dialects: (a) Wurlaki, Djardiwitjibi, Mildjingi, Balmbi; (b) Marrangu, Murrungun, Manyarring
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)UnclassifiedBalmawi
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMurngicDjariwidjiJandjinung