WARLMANPA SUBSECTIONS

David Nash

Subsections

The Warlmanpa subsection terms are given in the table, arranged by patrimoiety. m=male, f=female
The right-hand pair of columns show the terms recorded by Spencer & Gillen  as ‘Walpari’, and their equivalence with the modern Warlmanpa terms (as opposed to modern Warlpiri subsection names) is part of the evidence that Spencer & Gillen’s ‘Walpari’ at Tennant Creek were probably speakers of Warlmanpa.
 
  Table of subsection names
code
Warlmanpa1
‘Walpari’2
AR-B
ALC1 m f m f
D1
A Japaja Napaja Chapatcha Napatcha
A2
A Jungurra Namurlpa Chunguri Namilpa
A1
B Japanangka Napanangka Chapanunga Napanunga
D2
B Japangarti Napangarti Chapungarta Napungarta
C2
C Jampijinpa Nampijinpa Champechinpa Nambechinpa
B2
C Jangala Nangala Chungalla Nungalla
C1
D Jakama Nakama Chakuma Nakuma
B1
D Jupula Napula Chupilla Napula

1As published by Aboriginal Land Commission 1982:26.
2Spencer & Gillen 1968 [1899]:90-1 and 1904:100-1.

The Walbiri at Phillip Creek also use another set of subsection terms in connection with young people, terms probably borrowed from the neighbouring Yanmadjari tribe. (Meggitt 1962:165)

A1

Janama
Ngamana

B1

Jurlama
Ngampurla

A2

Jukartayi
Ngapita

B2

Jang(k)ali
Nangkala

D1

Japalyi
Nalyirri

C1

Jakarra
Wajala

D2

Japayardi
Ngampayardi

C2

Jampirlka
Ngampijakurdu

[additional to 10 'Kinship terminology' of the Grammatical Preface to VOCABULARY OF THE WARLMANPA LANGUAGE]

In the Walpari tribe … a man who belongs to the same class as the woman's father-in-law, and is called Kulkuna'
'Thathana, the equivalents of the Ipmunna;
Wankillina or mother's brother's sons;
Papertina and Kukernina, elder and younger brothers;
Kullakulla, the equivalents of the Unawa of the Arunta'
(Spencer & Gillen 1968 [1899]:95)
Among the above, jajana 'mother's mother('s brother)', wankilina 'cross cousin', papartina 'elder brother', and kungurnina 'junior sibling' are Warlmanpa kin terms; the first three stems are also Warlpiri but Warlpiri does not add the -na suffix as much.

References

  • Aboriginal Land Commission. 1982. Kaytej, Warlpiri and Warlmanpa land claim: report by the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Mr. Justice Toohey, to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory. No. 14. Australian Government Publishing Service. [cat. no.8206696]
  • Spencer, W.B. & F.J. Gillen. 1899. The native tribes of central Australia. London: Macmillan. Republished 1968 New York: Dover Publications. http://www.archive.org/details/nativetribescen01gillgoog
  • Spencer, W.B. & F.J. Gillen. 1904. The northern tribes of central Australia. London: Macmillan. http://www.archive.org/details/northerntribesc00gillgoog
  • See also Gladys Brown's kinship page

    Warlmanpa vocabulary introduction

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