Y126: Gulngay

AIATSIS code: 
Y126
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gulngay

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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
Djirbalngan (Gulngai/Malanbara)
Ethnologue name
Dyirbal [Gulnguy]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Gulngai
Tindale (1974)
Kurungai, Kulngai, Gulngay, Gulnggai (incorrect), Tjulngai, Djulngai, Mallanpara, Malanbara (a horde name), 'Tully blacks.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Dyirbal, Djirbalngan, Gulngai/Malanbara, Djiru, Giramay, Gulngai, Jirrbalngan, Keramai, Malanbara, Ngatjan, Mamu, Djulngai, Gulnggai, Gulngui, Gulnguy, Kulngai, Kurlngay, Kurungai, Mallanpara, Tjulngai, Tully blacks
Comment
Comments: 

Dixon describes this as a dialect of Dyirbal Y123; Gulngay (Y126) is spoken by Malanbara people. (1972: 23-24).

Other Dyirbal language varieties are: Dyiru Y124 (Dyirubagala people), Ngadyan Y121 (Ngadyandyi people), Dyirbal Y123 (Dyirbalngan or Dyirbaldyi people), Giramay Y127 (Giramaygan people) and Mamu Y122 (Waribara, Dulgubara, Bagirigabara, Dyiribara Y151 and Mandubara people) (1972:24, 2002).

 

References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates>2
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS0
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 None 0
Text Collection   1 (songs)
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Song)
Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1972. The Dyirbal language of north Queensland. London: Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic   Dyirbal [Gulnguy] Dyirbal [dialects: Dyiru, Girramay (Keramai), Gulnguy (Gulngay), Mamu, Ngadjan (Ngatjan).]
Dixon (2002)   HERBERT RIVER GROUP   Gulngay Dyirbal Dixon (1972, 1990a) dialects: Ngadjan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Djirru, Girramay, Walmalbarra
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic   Gulngay Dyirbal [dialects: Ngadyan, Waribarra Mamu, Dulgubarra Mamu, Dyirribarra Mamu, Dyiru, Gulngay, Girramay, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Gambilbarra Dyirrbal, Dyabunbarra Dyirrbal, Walmalbarra]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Djirbalic   Gulngay  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Dyirbalic Gulngay  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Gulngui