G16.1: Wunumara

AIATSIS Code: 
G16.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wunumara

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wunumara
Ethnologue name
Maykulan (Wunamara)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wanamara
Thesaurus heading
Wanamara language (G16.1) (Qld SF54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wunamara, Woonamurra, Woonomurra, Unamara, Oonoomurra, ? Quippen-bura.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wunamara, Wunumara, Woonamurra, Unamara, Oonoomurra
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Wunumara [Breen 1981]
Synonyms
Maykulan
Wunamara
Oonoomurra
Wanamara
Quippen bura
Unamara
Woonamurra
Woonomurra
Wunamora
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 Wunumara, Mayi-Thakurti G16, Ngawun G17, Mayi-Kulan G25 and Mayi-Yapi G20. Breen also says that Mayi is used by speakers to refer to these two languages as a group.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland Gulf country. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. (B B832.72/M1)
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
Headwaters of Flinders River, east to Richmond; south to the Divide and to Kynuna; west to the Williams River near Cloncurry; north to Cambridge Downs and Dalgonally (Tindale 1974) ... possibly as in Tindale (Breen 1981)
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
0000
NILS endangerment grade
0
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: 
not 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: 
-
People: 
Gavan Breen
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMaykulan (Wunamara)
Dixon (2002)MAYIC SUBGROUP* Breen (1981b)WunumaraNgawun further dialects: Wunumara, Mayi-Thakurti, Mayi-Yapi, Mayi-Kulan
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanWunumara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicWunumara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMayabic PamaWunamara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMayapicWanamara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMayapic (Wanamaric)Wanamara