G25: Mayi-Kulan

AIATSIS Code: 
G25
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mayi-Kulan

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mayi-kulan
Ethnologue name
Maykulan
ISO 639-3 code
mnt
Tindale name
Maikulan
Thesaurus heading
Mayi-Kulan language (G25) (Qld SE54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Maikulung, Maikolon, Makulu, Mygoolan, Mykoo-lan, Mycoolon, Micoolan, Miccoolin, Mikkoolan, Mikoolun, Mykulau (typographical error).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Maikulung, Mygoolan, Mykoolan, Micoolan, Mikkoolan, Maikulan
Glottocode
mayk1239
Other sources
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Synonyms
Maykulan
Mayi kulan
Maikulan
Maigudina
Maigudung
Maigulung
Maikolon
Maikudun
Maikudung
Maikudunu
Maikulung
Makulu
Mayagoondoon
Mayagulan
Mayhulan
Miccoolin
Micoolan
Mikadoon
Mikkoolan
Mikoodoono
Mikoolun
Mycoolon
Mygoodan
Mygoodano
Mygoolan
Mykoolan
Mykulau
Mykoo lan
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-Kulan, Mayi-Thakurti G16, Ngawun G17, 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.
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
Middle Norman, Yappar, and Clara rivers; north to Milgarra; east to Gregory Range; west to Iffley and Canobie Stations (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: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text Collection
Grammar2 (on Ngawun)
Audio-visual1-102
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: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMaykulan
Dixon (2002)MAYIC SUBGROUP* Breen (1981b)Mayi-KulanNgawun further dialects: Wunumara, Mayi-Thakurti, Mayi-Yapi, Mayi-Kulan
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMayagulan
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMayagulan
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMayabic PamaMayagulan
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganMayapicMaykulan
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganMayapic (Wanamaric)Maykulan