Y111: Yirrgay

AIATSIS code: 
Y111
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yirrgay

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Djabuganjdji (Irukandjai)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Irukandji
Thesaurus heading language
Yirrgay language Y111
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yirgay language (Y111) (Qld SE55-02)
Tindale (1974)
Irakanji, Yirkandji, Yirkanji, Yirgay, Yettkie (misreading of Yerrkie), Illagona, Wongulli (place name of their camp, now on the city limit south of Cairns), Dungara (horde name on Lower Barron River), Tingaree, Dungarah, Dingal.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Yirrgay [Patz 1991]
Synonyms
Djabuganjdji, Irukandjai, Buluwai, Tjapukai, Chumchum, Dingal, Dungara, Dungarah, Illagona, Irakanji, Irukandji, Tingaree, Tingeree, Umbay, Walpoll, Wongulli, Yerkanji, Yettkie, Yirgay, Yirkandji, Yirkanji, Yirgandji
Comment
Comments: 
According to Patz (1991:246), this is a dialect of Djabugay Y106. Documentation on Djabugay Y106 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Patz, Elisabeth. 1991. Djabugay. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 4, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 244-347. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 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
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Catalogue
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People: 
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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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)CAIRNS SUBGROUP*YirrgayDjabugay Patz (1991) further dialects: Yirrgay, Bulway, Guluy, Njagali
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYidinyicYirgayDyaabugay [dialects: Dyaabugay, Bulway, Yirgay, Guluy, Nyagali]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYalanjicYirgandji, Yirgay
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYidinicYirgay?
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)