W25: Thiin

AIATSIS Code: 
W25
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Thiin

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Thiin
Ethnologue name
Djiwarli (Thiin)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tenma
Thesaurus heading
Thiin language (W25) (WA SF50-13)
Tindale (1974)
Te:n (valid alternative), Teen.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Thenma [Dixon 2011:27]
Synonyms
Djiwarli
Denma
Dhiin
Tenma
Deen
Te:n
Teen
Teenma
Thenma
Thiinma
Comment
Language comment
Thiin is a Pama Nyungan language of the Mantharta group, along with Jiwarli W28, Warriyangka W22 and Tharrkari W21 (Austin, 1991:20). Jiwarli and Thiin may be dialects of one language (Austin, p.c., in Thieberger, 1993:106)
References

Austin, Peter. 1991. Double case-marking in Kanyara and Mantharta languages Western Australiain La Trobe working papers in Linguitics, Vol 4, pp19-35.
Austin, Peter Kenneth. 1981. Proto-Kanyara and Proto-Mantharta historical phonology. Lingua, vol. 54, pp. 295-333. (p AUS)
Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1913. The distribution of native tribes in part of Western Australia. Science of Man, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 34-35. (S 57/63)
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
Head of Henry River; Barlee Range; Frederick River; on Marillana (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - - - - 0 0 -
Speaker NILS table
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar   2? (on Mantharta languages)
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Austin, Peter. 1987. A reference grammar of the Mantharta languages, Western Australia, ms.
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Austin, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Inland Ngayarda Djiwarli (Thiin)  
Dixon (2002)   GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUP   Thiin Mantharta dialects: Tharrkari, Warriyangka, Tjiwarli, Thiin
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Dhin  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Coastal Ngayarda Dhiin  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Coastal Ngayarda Denma  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Mantharda Tenma  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Mantharda Tenma