Y117: Yidiny^

AIATSIS Code: 
Y117
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yidiny^

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Yidiny language
ABS Name
Yidiny
Horton Name
Yidinjdji
Ethnologue name
Yidiny
ISO 639-3 code
yii
Tindale name
Idindji
Thesaurus heading
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
-
Synonyms
Yidinj
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
Language comment
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
QLD
Location information
from Cairns down to Gordonvale and Aloomba and up onto the tableland as far as Kairi (Dixon 1991:1).
Maps
-
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
- - - - - <20 10 140
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
4 4 4 8
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
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.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Bob Dixon, Peter Sutton
Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Atherton Pama Idinji