L40: Maiawali

AIATSIS code: 
L40
AIATSIS reference name: 
Maiawali

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Maiawali
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Maiawali
Thesaurus heading language
Maiawali language L40
Thesaurus heading (old)
Majuli / Maiawali language (L40) (Qld SF54-15)
Tindale (1974)
Maiali, Majawali, Mailly, Myall, Myallee, Myoli, Myall, Miorli, Majuli (error in 1940 edition), Puruga (literally, 'penis people' from their having accepted circumcision).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Majuli, Miorli
Glottocode
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Other sources
Miorli [Dutton, H.S. 1901] Mially [Dutton, J.S. 1906] Myallee (Lamb 1899), Myalli (Lamb 1904), Maiali, Majawali, Mailly, Myall, Myallee, Myoli, Miorli, Majuli, Maiawali [Blake 1979:184] Miorli (Roth), Myallee, Myalli (Both E. Lamb), Mi-or-li (C.W. Mackie), Mially (J.S. Dutton), Majuli (Tindale), Mayuli (O'Grady), Maiyuli (Elkin), Maiawali, Majawali [Blake and Breen 1971:170]
Synonyms
Mayawarli, Majuli, Malintji, Mullinchi, Myorli, Mi, li, Mially, Miouli, Myallee, Myalli, Myoli, Mayawali, Mayuli, Miorli, Maiali, Majawali, Mailly, Myall, Puruga
Comment
Comments: 
According to Blake (1979:183), Pitta-Pitta G6, Ringu-Ringu G7, Mayawarli (L40), Kunkalanya G3, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya L32 and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name. It appears that Mayawarli, an alternative spelling of Maiawali, is more widely used by linguists.
References: 
  • Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta. In Dixon, R M W & Blake, Barry (eds.). Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1. 182-242. Canberra/ANU Press.
  • Blake, Barry & Gavan Breen. 1971. The Pitta-Pitta dialects: Linguistic Communications 4. Melbourne: Monash University.
  • 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: 
At Springvale, the Lakes (presumably the present Diamantina Lakes), Cork and middle Diamantina River (Roth 1897 as quoted in Blake and Breen 1971:12). On the Diamantina River from Davenport Downs and Diamantina lakes north to Old Cork; on Mayne River to Mount Vergemont; west to Springvale; southeast to Farrars Creek; at Connemara and Brighton Downs (Tindale 1974).
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Catalogue
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Activities: 
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People: 
Barry Blake
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS0
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-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPNorth and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971)MayawarliPitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)* Blake (1979b) further dialects: Ringu-Ringu, Rakaya, Ngulupulu, Karanja, Kunkalanja, Mayawarli
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicMayawarli
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuMayawarli
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuMayawarli
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPittapitticMayuli
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPittapitticMayuli