Y132: Agwamin

AIATSIS Code: 
Y132
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Agwamin

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Agwamin
Ethnologue name
Wamin
ISO 639-3 code
wmi
Tindale name
Ewamin
Thesaurus heading
Agwamin language (Y132) (Qld SE55-09)
Tindale (1974)
Wimanja (valid alternative), Agwamin, Egwamin, Gwamin, Ak Waumin, Wamin, Wommin, Waumin, Wawmin, Walamin, Wommin, Walming, Wailoolo.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ak-Waumin, Wamin, Wommin, Waumin, Wawmin, Walamin
Glottocode
wami1239
Other sources
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Synonyms
Wamin
Ewamin
Wakamon
Wakara
Ak Waumin
Wommin
Waumin
Wawmin
Walamin
Wimanja
Egwamin
Gwamin
Walming
Wailoolo
Comment
Language comment
According to Sutton’s informant (Sutton 1976:116-117), Agwamin and Wamin Y132.1 were mutually intelligible dialects, the former being ‘heavy’ and the latter ‘light’. The same informant also stated that Agwamin was the name of the people, while Wamin is the name of the language, and Wagaman Y108 was an alternative name for both. However, the comparison of two word lists collected by Sutton, one on Agwamin and another on Wamin shows that they are separate dialects. Dixon, however, seems to treat Wamin Y132.1 as an alternative name of Agwamin. Some of items catalogued as being on Wagaman Y108 in MURA could be on Agwamin.
References

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.
Sutton, Peter. 1976. The diversity of initial dropping languages in southern Cape York. In Languages of Cape York, ed. Peter Sutton, 102-123. Canberra: AIAS.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Head of Einasleigh and Copperfield rivers; north to Georgetown, Mount Surprise, and Lancewood; east to Dividing Range; west to headwaters of Percy River; at Oak Park and Forsayth, also on the ranges; at Einasleigh (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (unclear status)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanSouthern PamaWamin
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPMbabaram/Agwamin groupAgwamin (or Wamin)Agwamin (or Wamin)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanAgwamin
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanSouthern PamaAgwamin, Wamin
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern PamaAgwamin
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariAgwamin