G9: Yanda

AIATSIS code: 
G9
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yanda

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yanda
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Janda
Thesaurus heading language
Yanda language G9
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yanda language (G9) (Qld SF54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Yanda, Yunda.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yanda
Glottocode
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Other sources
Janda [Blake and Breen 1971:9]
Synonyms
Jangaa, Janda, Yunda
Comment
Comments: 
Breen (1990:163) comments that Yanda is hard to classify (due to lack of data), but seems to be closer to Guwa G9.1 than to any other language. The only linguistic information comes from a 110-item word list recorded by Eglinton in Curr (1886-87).
References: 
  • Blake, Barry & Gavan Breen. 1971. The Pitta-Pitta dialects: Linguistic Communications 4. Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Breen, Gavan. 1990. Salvage studies of Western Queensland Aboriginal languages: Pacific Linguistics B-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
  • 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: 
Head of Hamilton River, north of Warenda. At Toolebuc and Lucknow (Tindale 1974). ... at Warenda, Booloo-Boolooo and Muckunda Creek (Now spelt Macunda), but had recently moved towards Tooleybuc(k) (Roth as quoted in Blake and Breen 1971:9).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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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
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPGuwa/Yanda groupYandaYanda
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricGuwaYanda
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricYandaYanda
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYandicYanda
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganYandicJanda