A17: Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara

AIATSIS Code: 
A17
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara

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Name
Synonyms
Ngaanyatjarra
Murunitja
Nangatadjara
Pindini
Tjeraridjal
Wanggatha
Alindjara
Ditu
Dituwonga
Nangandjara
Nangata
Nangatatjara
Nanggaranggu
Nanggatha
Ngaanyatjara
Ngalapita
Ngana
Nganandjara
Njingipalaru
Wangata
Njanganjadjara
Nyanganyadjara
Nagatatjara
Ngalap ita
Horton Name
Nyanganyatjara
Ethnologue name
Ngaanyatjarra (Nyanganyatjara)
Tindale name
Nangatadjara
Thesaurus heading
Nyanganyatjara / Nangadadjara language (A17) (WA SH51-04)
Tindale (1974)
Nanggatha, Nangandjara, Nganandjara, Nangata, Wangata (perhaps casual error), Dituwonga, Ditu, Ngalap-ita, Njingipalaru (name given by Waljen-means 'different talk'), Alindjara (means 'east' and by extension 'easterners'; was used by a man of the tribe-'we are the Alindjara').
O'Grady et al (1966)
Nangatadjara
Other sources
Comment
Language comment
The status of this dialect is not clear. Some treat it as an alternative name of Ngaanyatjarra A38, while Fasolo (2008) says that the Wangkatja A103 people were known as the Nyanganyatjarra people because they used the word nyanganya ('this here'). However, Tindale lists Nagatadjara (A17) as a separate group and locates them north-east of Wangkatja A103. In fact it appears that Nyanganyatjarra is a sub-set of Wangkatja – Oates (1975:111), citing Glass and Hackett, says that Njanganjadjara (A17) was originally at Mt Margaret, Wangkatja country, but its present location is north-east of Laverton. A number of items with 'in Ngaanyatjarra' in their titles are described as being on Nangadadjara / Nyanganyatjara in MURA (hence the question marks for the documentation score). See also Western Desert language A80.
References

Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Fasolo, Silvano. 2008. Basic Wangkatja grammar. Kalgoorlie, WA: Karlkurla Language and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
WA
Location information
East of Lake Carey and Burtville to about Jubilee and Plumridge Lakes; northeast to Bailey, Virginia, and Newland Ranges. At Lakes Yeo and Rason and at Bartlett Soak. Moved westward, between 1890 and 1900, to Burtville and Laverton (Tindale 1974).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWatiNgaanyatjarra (Nyanganyatjara)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyanganyadjara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWati/Western DesertNyanganyadjara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiNjanganjadjara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)Western Desert LanguageNagatatjara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestWatiNangatatjara

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