G14: Indjilandji

AIATSIS Code: 
G14
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Indjilandji

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
Yindjilandji
ISO 639-3 code
yil
Tindale name
Indjilandji
Thesaurus heading
Yinjilanji / Indjilandji language (G14) (Qld SE54-13)
Tindale (1974)
Indjilandji, Indjilindji, Injilinji, Intjilatja (of Iliaura), Indjurandji (valid variant), Indkilindji (? typographical error), Inchalachee, Inchalanchee.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
yind1248
Other sources
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Synonyms
Yindjilandji
Indjilandji; Inchalachee
Inchalanchee
Indjilindji
Indjurandji
Indkilindji
Injilinji
Intjilatja
Indjilinji; Inchalachee
Indilandji
Indjilinji
Gulbilangu
Inchalanchi
Indjiladji
Injeelanjee
Intyilatya
Intjilantji; Gulbilangu
Inchilachee
Inchalachee
Indjillnji
Yinjilanji
Comment
Language comment
Due to their similar name and location, Indjilandji and Indjiladji G52 have been confused in the past. Breen (1988:1) says Indjilandji G52 is an alternative spelling for Indjiladji G52. Oates (1975) uses the spelling associated with G52, Indjiladji. She notes that most of Breen's informants regard the language as being identical to Wagaya C16 and located it north and west of Henderson's 'Injeelanjee' G52 location, but that Breen more recently equates Indjiladji with Bularnu G12.1. This is a reference to Breen 1971 in which he identifies the data in Henderson as 'identical to modern Bulanu, and from approximately the same area' (p. 17). (Note that Brammall (1991:2) says Indjilandji G14 forms a bridge between Bularnu and Wakaya.) Osborne (PMS 1356:1) says Indjilandji G14 was located between Lawn Hill Creek and Gregory River in tribal times and that it is related to Wanji G23 (though not closely). A quick comparison of Osborne's data with Henderson's indicates that they are clearly different languages. Osborne's Indjilandji informant is the same source as Breen's in his earlier recordings (1972, 1976-7). Previously only Indjilandji (G14) was included as a language heading in the Thesaurus. As the identity of the name Indjilandji is often unclear, there may be items catalogued as relating to Indjilandji (G14) which actually relate to Indjiladji G52.
References

Brammall, Daniel. 1991. A comparative grammar of Warluwaric, Australian National University: BA (Hons). (MS 3391).
Breen, Gavan. 1972. Language elicitation and narratives from western Qld, Bourke, N.S.W., Bannockburn, Vic. and Brunette Downs, NT. (BREEN_G19)
Breen, Gavan. 1988. Bularnu Grammar and Vocabulary machine-readable files. (ASEDA 0007)
Breen, Gavan. 1976-7. Language elicitation from Queensland, II. (BREEN_G04)
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Henderson, Eric. 1891. Vocabulary of the Injeelanjee: a dialect spoken by the Aboriginal tribe nearest to Yelvertoft Station, Burke district, Queensland. Presbyterian and Australian Witness, vol. 14, no. 51. (M0015909)
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Osborne, C.R. 1966. [Indjilandji] elicited material. (PMS 1356)
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Barkly Tableland about Buchanan Creek and Ranken River; west toward Dalmore and Alroy Downs; east toward headwaters of Gregory River and Lawn Hill Creek (Tindale 1974). The general territorial associations were to the upper Gregory drainage and thence westward to Alexandria Station. North-eastward limit of associations - Lawn Hill Creek upstream from the Constance Range and Century Mine was associated with Yinjilanji. Musselbrook Creek and Lawn Hill Creek downstream from Constance Range was associated with Wanyi. Eastward limit of associations - The Gregory drainage from Riversleigh upstream was associated with Yinjilanji. The Gregory drainage below Riversleigh, including Century Mine and Mellish Park was associated with Nguburindi. Southward limit of associations - one point was where the road from Alexandria Station to Avon Downs crossed the Rankin River. South of this crossing was associated with Wakaya. North of the crossing with Yinjilanji (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Charles Osborne
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWagaya-WarluwaricWarluwara-ThawaYindjilandji
Dixon (2002)NGARNA SUBGROUP*Southern Ngarna subgroup*YindjilandjiWagaya further dialect: Yindjilandji (or may be a separate language)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWagaya-WarluwaricYindjilandji
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWagaya-WarluwaricWarluwara/ThawaYindjilandji
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWagaya-WarluwaricWaluwara or ThawaIndjiladji
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)

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