Y117: Yidinj^

AIATSIS code: 
Y117
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yidinj^

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Name
ABN name
Yidiny language
ABS name
Yidiny
Horton name
Yidinjdji
Ethnologue name
Yidiny
ISO 639-3 code
yii
Tindale name
Idindji
Thesaurus heading language
Yidinj language Y117
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yidiny / Yidindji language (Y117) (Qld SE55-06)
Tindale (1974)
Yidindji, Yidindyi, Yidin, Idi: (short form used by Idindji), Idin, Idinji, Itti, Yettingie, Bolambi (name of a onetime dominant male of this tribe), Yellingie (presumed misreading of Yettingie), Mulgrave River dialect (Meston), Charroogin, Maiara (horde name), Myarah, Maimbi (horde), Djumbandji (see comment above), Jumbandjie.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yiti-ntyi, Yukkaburra, Mungera, Eneby, Pegullobura, Idin
Glottocode
yidi1250
Other sources
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Synonyms
Yidiny, Yidinjdji, Gungganyji, Idindji, Kongkandji, Madjandji, Wanjuru, Bolambi, Boolboora, Charroogin, Deba, Djumbandji, Eneby, Gerrah, Gijow, Gillah, Guwama:l, Ituntji, Idi, Idin, Idin wudjar, Iding, Idinji, Indindji, Itti, Jidindji, Jumbandjie, Kitba, Maiara, Maimbi, Maimbie, Mulgrave River dialect, Mungera, Myarah, Ohalo, Pegullobura, Warra warra, Warryboora, Woggil, Yellingie, Yetinji, Yettingie, Yiddinji, Yidin, Yidindji, Yidindyi, Yidtinji, Yiti Ntyi, Yukkaburra, Yiti ntyi, Idi:
Comment
Comments: 
According to Dixon (1977, 2002), Yidiny, Gunggay Y114, Madjay Y119 and Wanjurr(u) Y165 are in a dialectal relationship. The term 'Yidiny' is used by some as a cover term (language name) for these dialects. That is, Yidiny is used both a dialect name and a language name. In Yidinj, names ending with '-ndji / -dyji / -ji' normally refer to people names while names without it refer to language names. The former are also sometimes used as language names.
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1977. A grammar of Yidin: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1991. Words of our country: stories, place names and vocabulary in Yidiny, the language of the Cairns/Yarrabah region. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
from Cairns down to Gordonvale and Aloomba and up onto the tableland as far as Kairi (Dixon 1991:1).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bob Dixon, Peter Sutton
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS
2005Estimate10
2006Census140
2011Census-
2016Census19

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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1977 A grammar of Yidin. Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary: 
Dixon 1991. Words of our country: stories, place names and vocabulary in Yidiny, the language of the Cairns/Yarrabah region. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic Yidiny Yidiny [dialectes: Gunggay, Yidiny, Madyay]
Dixon (2002) CAIRNS SUBGROUP* Yidinj Yidinj Dixon (1977a) further dialects: Gunggay, Wanjurr(u), Madjay
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yidinyic Yidiny
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yidinyic Yidiny Yidiny [dialects: Yidiny, Gunggay, Wanyurr]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic Yidin
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic Yidin
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Atherton Pama Idinji