G36: Walangama

AIATSIS code: 
G36
AIATSIS reference name: 
Walangama

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Walangama
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Tindale name
Walangama
Thesaurus heading language
Walangama language G36
Thesaurus heading (old)
Walangama language (G36) (Qld SE54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wollangama, Wollongurmee, Wollangama, Wallan-kammer, Wallenkammer, Wahlongman, Karan (scrublan-ders).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Bugulmara, Karan, Wahlongman, Wallankammer, Wallenkammer, Wollangama, Wollongurmee, Wallan kammer
Comment
Comments: 
Sommer suggests that Walangama is probably what he recorded as Uw Alngam (in Black 2004:253).
References: 
  • Black, Paul. 2004. The failure of the evidence of shared innovations in Cape York Peninsula. In Australian languages: classification and the comparative method, eds Claire Bowern and Harold Koch, 241-268. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
... the Croyden area (Black 2004:253). On Carron River and Walker Creek; west to Maggieville and Normanton; east to Croydon; south to head of Belmore Creek; north to Stirling keeping south of the Gilbert River (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUPWalangamaWalangama
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanWalangama
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanSouthern PamaWalangama
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern PamaWalangama
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWalangamic?Walangama?
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)