G20: Mayi-Yapi

AIATSIS Code: 
G20
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mayi-Yapi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mayi-Yapi
Ethnologue name
Maykulan (Mayi-Yapi)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Maijabi
Thesaurus heading
Mayi-Yapi language (G20) (Qld SE54-10)
Tindale (1974)
Majabi, Myabi, Miappi, Maippe, Myappe, Miubbi, Miuibi (misprint).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Maiabi, Myabi, Miappe, Myappe, Miubbi
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Maykulan
Maijabi
Maiabi
Maippe
Majabi
Mayapi
Mayappe
Miappe
Miappi
Miubbi
Miulbi
Myabi
Myappa
Myappe
Mayabi
Miuibi
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-Yapi, Mayi-Thakurti G16, Ngawun G17, Mayi-Kulan G25 and Wunumara G16.1. 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
On Cloncurry River south to Canobie, north to Donor Hills, at Numbera (Cowan Downs); east to Flinders River and the Lower Saxby; west to upper Dismal Creek and Leichhardt-Alexandra Divide (Tindale 1974).
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: 
4
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word list2 (unclear status)
Text CollectionNone0
Grammar2 (on Ngawun)
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (content unclear)
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-Yapi)
Dixon (2002)MAYIC SUBGROUP* Breen (1981b)Mayi-YapiNgawun further dialects: Wunumara, Mayi-Thakurti, Mayi-Yapi, Mayi-Kulan
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabi, Mayi-Yapi
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMayabi, Mayi-Yapi
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMayabic PamaMayabi
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMayapicMayapi
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMayapic (Wanamaric)Mayapi