Y125: Tagalaka

AIATSIS code: 
Y125
AIATSIS reference name: 
Tagalaka

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Takalak
Ethnologue name
Thaypan [Takalak]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tagalag
Thesaurus heading language
Tagalaka language Y125
Thesaurus heading (old)
Tagalaka language (Y125) (Qld SE54-12)
Tindale (1974)
Dagalang (valid variant), Da:galag, Takalak, Targa-lag, Tarkalag.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Takalak, Targalag, Dagalang
Glottocode
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Other sources
Dagallagan (Palmer 1882) [Rigsby 2007 p.c.]
Synonyms
Takalak, Thaypan, Tagalag, Dagalang, Da:galag, Targa lag, Tarkalag
Comment
Comments: 
The data for Tagalaka are scarce. Breen made some recordings in 1972 and 1978. Takalak (Y125) is classified as belonging to the Alaya-Athima language group, a set of initial-dropping languages not closely related to others of this type in the area. Alpher describes them in regional blocs, with Takalak south of the central bloc in the Lynd River area to the south of the Mitchell River. Other members of this group include Awu Alaya (Kuku Thaypan) Y84 ; Aghu Tharrnggala Y65; Awu Arungu / Awu Alwang / Agu Aloja Y219; Ogh Alungul Y199; Kuku Mini Y94; Ogh Angkula 197; Ikarranggal Y198; Takalak Y125; Ogh Awarrangg Y201; Ongunyjan Y206; Kokiny Y188; Athima Y237 (2016:41-42).
References: 
  • Alpher, Barry. 2016. Connecting Thaypanic. In Verstraete, Jean-Christophe and Diane Hafner (eds) Land and language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Breen, G 1972 (BREEN_G28-002538-002549)
  • Breen, G 1978 (BREEN_G01-007439-007477)
  • Sutton, Peter. 1973. Gugu-Badhun and its neighbours: a linguistic salvage study, Macquarie University: MA. (MS 694).
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Middle Gilbert River; north nearly to Einasleigh River; south to Gregory Range; at Forest Home; east to Georgetown and Forsayth; west to near Croydon (Tindale 1974:185). ... Lynd River to the south of the Mitchell (Alpher 2016:42).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS1
2005Estimate1
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 Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Rarmul Pama Thaypan [Takalak] Thaypan [dialects: Related to Takalak]
Dixon (2002) SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Thaypan/Mini subgroup Takalak Takalak
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman Dagalag
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Southern Pama Dagalag
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Southern Pama Dagalag
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Tagalag
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Tagalag