Ngadjuri

The Ngadjuri language lies in the mid north of the state of South Australia. It extends from near Gawler and further north to Burra, Jamestown, Peterborough, Orroroo etc.

Ngadjuri lies east of the Nukunu language, north of the Kaurna language, south of Yadliyawara and west of the Wilyakali language.

AIATSIS id : L.05

VARIATIONS

Aluri, Alury, Boanawari (term meaning 'bat people,' and linked with circumcision; term applied by eastern groups), Burra Burra or Abercrombie group (two names for one group), Doora, Eeleeree, Eura (general term for several groups), Hillary, Hilleri, Manu, Manuley, Manuri (Nganguruku term, means 'big goanna people'), Manuri (Nukunu term, claimed to mean inland people), Mimbara (name of the northernmost group), Monnoo, Ngadhuri, Ngadjuri (used by AIATSIS), Ngadluri, Ngadyuri, Ngaluri, Ngarluri, Weera, Wiramaya, Wirameju ('wira’ = gum tree, ‘meju’ = men, lit. gum forest men), Wirameyu, Werra, Wirra, Wirra-maya, Wirramayo, Wirrameyu, Yilrea, Youngye (name of language).

 DISCLAIMER:  The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the  AIATSIS  website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.

DISCLAIMER:

The above map is based upon the Horton Indigenous Map of Australia © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS, and Auslig/Sinclair, Knight, Merz, 1996. The full map is available on the AIATSIS website. The locations of the languages of SA, as stated on the this website are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available MILR (ILS) documents.

+ Reference and Source Archive

BERNDT, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), (1916-1990). 1987. Panaramittee magic. Records of the South Australian Museum 20:pp.15-28. [[Contains some words scattered throughout, from Barney Waria.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

BERNDT, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray). n.d. Original manuscript of field notes. [[These materials are held at the Berndt Museum of Anthropology in Perth, WA, but are under a total embargo for 30 years after Catherine Berndt's death in 1994, and therefore cannot be accessed until 2024.]]

BERNDT, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray) & VOGELSANG, T. 1941. Comparative vocabularies of the Ngadjuri and Dieri tribes, South Australia. [In Royal Society of South Australia – Transactions 65, pp.3-10. [Approx. 343 entries: Informant: Barney Waria.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith, other libraries in Adelaide and the SA Museum Tindale collection AA 338/7/2/10.]]

CONDON, H. T. (Herbert Thomas). 1955. Aboriginal bird names - South Australia, pt 1 & 2. South Australian Ornithologist 21,6/7: pp.74-88; 21,8: pp.91-8. [[Annotation: Bird names in Aranda, Pitjantjatjara, Gugada, Antakarinya, Mirning, Wirangu, Yankunytjatjara, Wailbi, Wiljagali, Narangga, Kaurna, Ngadjuri, Bungandidj, Yawarawarga, Potaruwutj, Narrinyeri, Kujani, Yadliyawarra, Parnkala, Warki, Arabana, Dieri, Wangganguru, Ngamini, Nawu, Ngayawung, Nugunu & Ngalea. The wordlists have been taken from various other sources.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia and other libraries.]]

GRAY, James. 1930. 'Notes On Native Tribe Formerly Resident At Orroroo, South Australia' The South Australian Naturalist 12,1: pp. 4-6. VIEW HERE [[Contains 5 words] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

LE BRUN, S. 1886. Pt Pirie, 40 miles east of. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne. VIEW HERE [Government Printer: Vol. 2, pp.140-142. [Approx. 57 words.] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

MOUNTFORD, C. 1940. The Ngadjuri tribe, northern South Australia, 1940, manuscript field notes from Barney Waria [Gunaia]. Mountford-Sheard collection, Journals, volume 24. State Library of South Australia. [[Words scattered throughout English text. This journal contains restricted information, and therefore you will need written permission from the Ngadjuri community to access it. Restricted information not viewed by compiler.] ]

SIMPSON, Jane. n.d. 507 SA languages. Includes an addition to the IAD Sourcebook of the 160 standard words of the following languages; Parnkalla; Kaurna; Adnyamathanha; Narrunga; Nukunu; Malyangaba; Ngajuri; Parnkalla; Kukata Platt); Kukata (Bedford); Wirrung. ASEDA. []

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett),(1900-1993). 1937. Two legends of the Ngadjuri tribe from the middle north of South Australia. [In Royal Society of South Australia - Transactions, 61: pp.149-153. [Few words]. [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1935-1939. 'Notes on the Kaurna or Adelaide Tribe and the natives of Yorke Peninsula and the Middle North of South Australia by Norman B. Tindale. 1935- '. Held in the South Australian Museum. Tindale collection Identifier: AA 338/1/35 [[Contains carbon typescript copy of 'The Old Woman and her two Dingoes' (a story of the Ngadjuri from the middle north of South Australia) from M. Wilson and Warrior in 1936, and published in 1937 (p.67); Carbon typescript copy of 'Eagle and Crow' (a story of the Ngadjari from the middle north of South Australia) obtained in 1936 (p.69); 'Notes from Barney Warrior' re Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Kokata and the Spender family, 21 December 1939 (p.159).]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1935 - c.1991. ’Vocabularies: Narangga, Ngadjuri.’ [Held in the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/13 [The Ngadjuri section contains place names (based on Noble and other published sources) and general vocabulary (based on Berndt & Vogelsang 1941 & N B Tindale & other sources). These may be duplicated in Tindale collection AA 338/7/1/18 ]

WARRIOR, Fred, KNIGHT, Fran, ANDERSON, Sue, & PRING, Adele. 2005. Ngadjuri of the mid north of South Australia. [[Formerly Peterborough, South Australia]. Peterborough High School. [Available at Dymocks Bookshop and bookshops around Adelaide.]]

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