Antekerrepenhe is an Arandic language C48 variety. Wilkins describes Antekerrepenhe (C12) as a dialect of Eastern Arrernte and provides an overview of the Arandic languages, with two major sub-groups: Artwe (~Urtwe) composed of Upper Arrernte (Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte C47, Alyawarr C14 and Anmatyerr C8.1, and Lower Arrernte C29 (Lower South Arandic). The other major subgroup is called Artweye, with one member Kaytetye C13 (in Henderson 2013:12).
The language name is constructed with 'antekerre 'west' with the ablative suffix -penh' (Breen, 1982 p2).
See also Arrernte C8, Pertame C46; Lower Arrernte C29; Ayerrerenge G12 and Akarre C28.
Tarlton Range east to Toko Range; headwaters of Field River; down the Hay River but southwestern range uncertain, probably to about Lake Caroline but limits depend at different times on flow of stream in flood (Tindale 1974).
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Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Andegerebenha (Breen), Andegerebinha (Blake), Antekerrepenh (Breen), Undekerebina (Roth)
Classification of the language:
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Millen, 1972 --
Black, 1979 --
People who have worked intensively on the language:
Grammar or sketch grammar:
Material available on the language:
Breen, J.G. Andegerebenha field notes and transcriptions. (hundreds of pages).
---------- 1977. Andegerebenha vowel phonology. Phonetica 34:371-391.
----------- n.d. Andegerebenha Grammar. Ms.
Hale, Kenneth L. 1960(?). Antikirripinh field notes. (about 100p. ms.)
Roth, W.E. 1897. Ethnological studies among the north-west- central Queensland Aborigines. Brisbane: Government Printer. (part of "Upper Georgina")
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledges IAD Press for permission to use this material in AUSTLANG.
Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.
Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).
Breen, Gavan. 1982. Antekerrepenh grammar, PMS 3567
Breen, Gavan. 1967. Andegerebinha. MS 406.