E50: Miyan

AIATSIS code: 
E50
AIATSIS reference name: 
Miyan

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Miyan
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Mian
Tindale (1974)
Munkibura (a horde name, but compare Ilba tribe), Wokkulburra (['wak:ul] = eel), Wokkelburra (horde near Bulliwallah), Koombokkaburra (a horde name), Pegullo-burra (horde), Oncooburra (horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Munkibura, Munkieburra
Glottocode
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Other sources
Peghullaburra, Woccullaburra , Monkeyburra [Chatfield 1874]
Synonyms
Mian, Koombokkaburra, Munkibura, Munkieburra, Oncooburra, Pegulloburra, Wokkelburra, Wokkulburra, Peghullaburra, Woccullaburra, Monkeyburra, Pegullo burra
Comment
Comments: 

The data for this Biri E56 dialect from Central Queensland are scarce and are based on two wordlists, one of which is doubtful; the word 'miyan' means 'man', also occurs in Yirandhali L42 and WakaWaka E28 (Breen, 2009:227). Other spellings and names include Mian and Munkibura (Capell, 1963), but see Yilba E55.

Other dialects of the Biri language include Biri E56, Yangga E52, Yilba E55, Wirri E57, Gabulbarra E45, Baradha E48, Baranha E53, Yambina E51, Yetimarala E63, Garaynbal E38, Gangulu E40 and the Brown River language (Breen, 2009).

 

References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • 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.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Lower Belyando River north to southern headwaters of Cape River and Mount Douglas; at Bulliwallah; west to the Dividing Range; south to Lake Galilee and Labona (Tindale 1974).

 

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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2016Census-

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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list   1 (unclear status)
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Maric   Miyan  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Miyan  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Maric Mari Mian  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Mian  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Mian