E31: Yiman

AIATSIS Code: 
E31
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yiman

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Yiman
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jiman
Thesaurus heading
Yiman language (E31) (Qld SG55-08)
Tindale (1974)
Iman, Emon, Nimmi (name of an area of plain country).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Yeeman [Meston 1955]
Synonyms
Jiman
Emon
Iman
Jimun
Nimmi
Yimun
Yeeman
Comment
Language comment
The only data available on Yiman seems to be a word list by Meston (held in the State Library of Queensland). Tindale (1974:171) provides its location but no other information. Breen questions the classification of Yiman as a Maric language and calls it a Waka-Waka E28 dialect or group of dialects (2009:222-3).
References

Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Dawson River (Meston 1955). Upper Middle Dawson River from Bigge Range south to Great Dividing Range; east to Theodore, Cracow, and Cockatoo Creek; west to Baroondah and Durham Downs; at Wandoan and Taroom; on the Nimmi plain (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganMaricYiman
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricMariYiman
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricMariYimun
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariYimun (Yiman)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariJimun