W20: Maya

AIATSIS Code: 
W20
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Maya

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Maya
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Maia
Thesaurus heading
Maya language (W20) (WA SG49-04)
Tindale (1974)
Miah, Majanna (Inggarda term).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Miah
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Maia
Majanna
Miah
Maja
Comment
Language comment
According to the WA Handbook, Austin (1987 p.c.) says that the only data available suggests Maya was related to Inggarda W19, while Dench (1998:6) says that any knowledge of the Maia appears to have been lost by the current residents of the area.
References

Dench, Alan. 1998. Yingkarta: Languages of the world/Materials, LM-137. M√ľnchen: Lincom Europa.
Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1913. The distribution of native tribes in part of WA. Science of Man, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 34-35. (S 57/63)
Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region. Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (RS 50/5)
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
WA
Location information
Cape Cuvier; Salt Lake; Yanrey River; from Minilya River south to Gascoyne River (WA Handbook). Short coastal strip west of Boolathanna; east of coastal salt lakes to Manberry and Hutton Creek; south to Gascoyne River but only above the floodplain, claimed by the Mandi; inland to Mooka, Mardathuna, Binthalya, and the Kennedy Range (Tindale 1974). The relative locations of Maya and Yinggarda are not consistent across the various sources: Tindale 1974 and Oates 1975 place Maya north of Yinggarda while Walsh 1981 has Maya south of Yinggarda.
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: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (bates)
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)
Dixon (2002)MOORE RIVER TO GASCOYNE RIVER GROUPMayaYingkarta Dench (1998) possible further dialect: Maya
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestMaya
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestKarduMaya
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)KarduMaya
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)KarduMaia
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestKarduMaia