Y12: Luthigh

AIATSIS code: 
Y12
AIATSIS reference name: 
Luthigh

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Luthigh
Ethnologue name
Uradhi [Luthigh]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Lotiga, Tepiti
Thesaurus heading language
Luthigh language Y12
Thesaurus heading (old)
Luthigh language (Y12) (Qld SC54-15)
Tindale (1974)
? Okara, Oharra (for Lotiga), Tepithiki, Teyepathiggi, Teppathiggi, ? Teepani (for Tepiti)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Luthig, Okara
Glottocode
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Other sources
L?:tiga [McConnel 1939]
Synonyms
Uradhi, Luthig, Okara, Oharra, Tepithiki, Teyepathiggi, Teppathiggi, Teepani
Comment
Comments: 
There are some data for Lut?u? (Y12) in Hale (1976: 8-9), who identifies similarities in vocabulary with Mpalityan? Y25, but describes differences in phonological developments. In an earlier work he describes Lut?u? (Y12) and Mpalityan? Y25 as closely related dialects. Hale's comparison of kinship terms collected by McConnel (1950) indicates his data for Mpalityan? correspond with hers for L?:tig (Y25) and her data for Tepti Y15 corresponds to his for Lut?u? (Y12) (1964:252-3). Oates says that Debidigh Y15 is the same as Ludhigh (Y12) (1975:268 382). Dixon treats Luthigh (Y12) and Mpalitjanh Y25 two as separate dialects (2002:xxxi).
References: 
  • Hale, Kenneth, L. 1967. Phonological developments in particular northern Paman languages. In Sutton, P.J. (ed). Languages of Cape York. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Hale, Kenneth L. 1964. Classification of northern Paman languages, Cape York Peninsula, Australia: a research report. Oceanic Linguistics 3(2):248-265.
  • 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
Location information: 
In the middle and upper Ducie River area (Hale 1964) Middle Dulcie River. (for Tepiti); Upper Dulhunty River and McDonnell (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Northern Pama Uradhi [Luthigh] Uradhi [dialects: Related to Gudang, Wuthati, Luthigh (Mpalitjanh), Yinwum, Ngkoth, Aritinngithigh, Mbiywom, Andyingit.]
Dixon (2002) NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b) Luthigh Luthigh further dialect: Mpalitjanh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman Luthigh
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Northern Pama Luthigh
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Northern Pama Ludhigh
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Northern Pama Luthig
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Northern Pama Lotiga