K26: Wolyamidi

AIATSIS Code: 
K26
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wolyamidi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Ngarinyin (Wolyamidi)
Ethnologue name
Ngarinyin [Wolyamidi]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Arnga (Woljamidi)
Thesaurus heading
Wolyamidi language (K26) (WA SD52-13)
Tindale (1974)
Woljamidi, Woljamiri, Molyamidi, Kuluwara, Kulu-waran, Guluwarin, Kolaia, Arawari, Arawodi, ? Yamandil.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Woljamidi, Wolyamini, Molyamidi, Yamandil
Glottocode
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Other sources
Woldjamidi, Wol'jamidi [McGregor and Rumsey 2009:2]
Synonyms
Ngarinyin
Woljamidi
Woljamiri
Molyamidi
Kuluwara
Kulu waran
Guluwarin
Kolaia
Arawari
Arawodi
Yamandil
Comment
Language comment
Wolyamidi is a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Worrorran language group – specifically Eastern Worrorran along with Ngarinyin K18, Wurla K43, Andajin K64, Guwij K19 and Munumburru K25. These languages are geographically contiguous (in the northern Kimberley region, Western Australia) and all have five noun classes and gender distinction (McGregor & Rumsey 2009:5-7). McGregor (2004:42) classifies this as a member of the Ngarinyinic group, adding Walajangarri K24 to the above list. Capell lists Woljamidi (K26) as a dialect of Ngarinjen (1963).
References

Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
McGregor, William, and Alan Rumsey. 2009. Worrorran revisited: the case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 600. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
McGregor, William. 2004. The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York : RoutledgeCurzon.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
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Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Nekes) - unclear status
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)WororanNgarinyin [Wolyamidi]Ngarinyin [dialects: Wilawila, Wolyamidi, Guwidj, Wurla (Worla, Worlaja, Wula, Ola, Walar, Wuladja, Wuladjangari)]
Dixon (2002)NORTH KIMBERLEY AREAL GROUPWolyamidiUngarinjin Rumsey (1982a) further dialects: Guwidj (Orla), Waladja, Ngarnawu, Andadjin, Munumburru, Wolyamidi, Waladjangarri
Wurm (1994)WororanUngarinjinicWolyamidi
Walsh (1981)WororanUngarinjinicWolyamidi
Oates (1975)WororanNgarinjinicWoljamidi
Wurm (1972)WororanNgarinyinicWolyamidi
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)WororanUngarinyinicWolyamidi