G16: Mayi-Thakurti / Mitakoodi

AIATSIS Code: 
G16
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mayi-Thakurti / Mitakoodi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mayi-Thakurti
Ethnologue name
Maykulan (Mayi-Thakurti)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Maithakari
Thesaurus heading
Mayi-Thakurti / Mitakoodi language (G16) (Qld SF54-02)
Tindale (1974)
Maithakuri (valid alternative pronunciation), Maithakui, Maidhagudi, Maitakudi, Mayatagoorri, Mythugadi, Majadhagudi, Mythuggadi, Mythaguddi, Mit(t)agurdi, Mitagurdi, Mitakoodi, Mittakoodi, Mitro(o)goordi, Mitakudi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Mittaka, Maithakari, Maidakadi, Maitakudi, Maytagoori, Mythugadi, Mythuggadi, Mythaguddi, Mittagurdi, Mitagurdi, Mitakoodi, Mitroogoordi
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Maykulan
Mittakoodi
Taithakari
agurdi
Maidakadi
Maidhagari
Maidhaggaria
Maidhagudi
Maioakui
Maioakuri
Maitakeidi
Maitakudi
Maithagudi
Maithakari
Maithakudi
Majadhagudi
Mayatagoori
Mayatagoorri
Maydhagurdi
Maytagoori
Mit
Mitagurdi
Mitakudi
Mitrogoordi
Mitroogoordi
Mittagurdi
Mittaka
Mythaguddi
Mythergoody
Mythugadi
Mythuggadi
Mayadhagurdi
Mayidhagurdi
Maithakuri
Maithakui
Comment
Language comment
According to Breen (1981:2, 15), Mayi is the word for ‘speech’ or ‘language’ in two mutually unintelligible but closely related languages from the Gulf area of Queensland, one being Mayi-Kutuna G24 and the other being a dialect chain comprising Mayi-Thakurti (G16), Ngawun G17, Mayi-Kulan G25, Mayi-Yapi G20 and Wunumara G16.1. Breen also says that Mayi is used by speakers to refer to these two languages as a group. Oates and Oates (1970:104) report that Blake places Mitakudi (G16) 'immediately north of the Kalkatungic group, not to the south as on the O’Grady, Wurm and Hale map'. Apparently O'Grady et al. confused it with Mitaka L34, located to the south of Bida-Bida G6.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland Gulf country. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. (B B832.72/M1)
Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Palmer, Edward. 1883. Notes on some Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, vol. 13, pp. 276-346. (RS 57/5)
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
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Sharp seems to agree [with Tindale] but Curr's map has it extending further east, and Roth (1897:42) gives it the whole Cloncurry River basin as far north as the Dismal Creek junction (Breen 1981:3). From Williams River and Cloncurry north to Canobie on Cloncurry River; east to the Julia Creek junction with Cloncurry River and to Mount Fort Bowen; at Dalgonally (Tindale 1974). ... upper Cloncurry River, Julia Creek, McGillivray’s station on Eastern Creek, and halfway towards the Flinders (Palmer 1883:277).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionNone0
Grammar2 (on Ngawun)
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Gavan, Breen 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland gulf country Canberra: AIAS. [mainly on Ngawun]
Dictionary: 
Gavan, Breen 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland gulf country Canberra: AIAS.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMaykulan (Mayi-Thakurti)
Dixon (2002)MAYIC SUBGROUP* Breen (1981b)Mayi-ThakurtiNgawun further dialects: Wunumara, Mayi-Thakurti, Mayi-Yapi, Mayi-Kulan
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMayidhagurdi
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMayidhagurdi
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMayabic PamaMayadhagurdi
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMitakudicMitakudi (Midhaga)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMitakudicMitakudi