A12: Wangkatha

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AIATSIS Code: 
A12
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wangkatha

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Wangkatha
Horton Name
Wangkathaa
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
-
Thesaurus heading language
Wangkatha language A12
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wangkatha / Wongatha / Wangkathaa language (A12) (WA SH52-05)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Wangatja
dialect of The Western Desert language
Wangkathaa
Maduwongga
Ngurlu
Waljen
Wanggaji
Wangkayi
Pindini
Bindinini
Bindunda
Pindiini
Pini
Wangaga
Wanggada
Wonga
Wongai i
Wongaidya
Wongaii
Wonggai
Wonggaii
Wongi
Wonkai
Wanggaji/Wanggayi
Wanggayi
Comment
Language comment
References

Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region: Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Mt Margaret and Leonora (WA Handbook)
Maps
  • Horton, David. 1996. Aboriginal Australia (map). Canberra: AIATSIS.
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Noel Blyth, Kathy Trimmer, Eric Vaszolyi, May O'Brien, Wankanyi Ngurra Tjurta Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- 200 - 300 - - - >200 200 321
Speaker NILS table
1 4 5 6
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Vaszolyi, Eric G. 1979. Teach yourself Wangkatja. Perth: Mt Lawley Teachers’ College.
Dictionary: 
Wangkanyi Ngurra Tjurta Aboriginal Language Centre. 2002. Wangkatha dictionary. Kalgoorlie, WA: Wangkanyi Ngurra Tjurta Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)       Wangkatha, Wangatja (dialect of The Western Desert language). The Western Desert language. dialects: (a) Warnman, (b) Yulparitja, (c) Manjtjiltjara (or Martu Wangka), (d) Kartutjarra, (e) Kukatja, (f) Pintupi, (g) Luritja, (h) Ngaatjatjarr, (i) Ngaanjatjarra, G) Wangkatha, (k) Wangatja, (l) Ngaliya, (m) Pitjantjatjarra, (n) Yankuntjatjarra, (o) Kukarta
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Wanggayi  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Wati/Western Desert Wanggayi  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Western Desert Proper Wati Wanggaji/Wanggayi  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)