Ngarkat

Ngarkat lies east of the Murray River in South Australia and stretches across to the Victorian border, including the towns of Karoonda and Lameroo, and the Ngarkat Conservation Park.

It lies east of the Ngangaruku language, and south of the closely related Murray River languages / dialects of Ngawadj, Yirawirung and Ngintait (from across the Victorian border). 

AIATSIS id : S.09

VARIATIONS

Arkatko, Baine Hill tribe (group around Lameroo), Baripung ('barip’ = man), Beeripung, Beripar, Booripung, Boraipar (language name), Boripar, Buripung, Deenbauraket, Doenbauraket, Doen-baurarket, Duwinbarap (eastern term ‘barap’ = man), Duwinbaray, Jackalbarap, Jacke-gilbrab, Jakalbarap, Jakel-baluk (Wotjobaluk term), Mangkarupi (Jarildekalde / Yarali term), Merkani (Jaralde and Tangane term, means 'enemy'), Merkanie, Ngalundji (a name for language), Nalunghee, Ngardad, Ngargad, Ngarkat (used by AIATSIS), Ngarkato, Ngerget, Ngeruketi (Maraura term), Ratarapa (Nganguruku term), Tatiari (regional name for mallee desert), Thatiari (general term used by Tanganekald, sometimes included the Potaruwutj), Tjakulprap (southeastern term 'parap / barab = man), Wragarite, Wularuki (name for south western group).

 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

NOTE: According to R.M.W.Dixon, there are no known vocabularies for this language. []

HUMPHRIES, Police Trooper. 1879. The Tatiara and south-eastern tribes. In Taplin, G. - The Folklore, Manners, Customs, and Languages of the South Australian Aborigines , 1879; pp.57-58. VIEW HERE [[Three words from Yilgoonin from the Jackegilbrab group & Nalunghee language] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

KIMBER, R.G. (Richard Glyn).1969. Ngarkat: an extinct tribe of Mallee Aborigines. Anthropological Society of South Australia – Journal 7, 6: pp.2-5. [at the State Library of South Australia (need to request it and then read it in the Reading Room).]]

LATHAM, R. G. (Robert Gordon),(1812-1888). 1852. Remarks on the vocabularies of the voyage of the Rattlesnake. In Macgillivray, J. - Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, v.2, 1852; p.344. [[Two words] [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia, Barr Smith and other libraries in Adelaide.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett), (1900-1993). 1899 - 1973, 1899, 1927 - 1973 (with gaps]. ’Murray River Notes.’ Held in the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/2/63/1-2 [[Annotation: Labelled ‘Bob McKinley Ngarkat Tr. Vocabulary. NB. Tindale. odd notes and sections'. Contains handwritten notes. Includes rough notes for Maraura, Jaralde and Ngarket vocabularies.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). c.1931 - c.1991. ’Vocabularies M-P.’ Held in the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/19 [[Annotation: Includes a small number of cards labelled “Ngarkat’, language content unknown.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1931 - c.1991. ’Vocabulary: Tangane.’ Held in the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/23 [[Annotation: Includes occasional Ngarkat entries, language content unknown.]]

TINDALE, Norman B. (Norman Barnett). 1931 - c.1991. ’Vocabularies: Potaruwutj.’ [Held in the South Australian Museum. Identifier: AA 338/7/1/16 [Annotation: Includes a small number of cards labelled “Ngarkat’, language content unknown.]]

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