Y132.1: Wamin

AIATSIS code: 
Y132.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wamin

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Comment
Comments: 

Sutton's collaborator said Wamin and Agwamin Y132 were mutually intelligible dialects, the former being 'light' and the latter 'heavy'. The same collaborator 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 (Sutton 1976:116-117).

A comparison of two word lists collected by Sutton, one on Wamin and another on Agwamin indicates separate dialects.

Dixon, however, seems to treat Wamin as an alternative name of Agwamin Y132. Sutton (1976:118-122) provides a word list.

Some of items catalogued as being on Wagaman Y108 in MURA could be on Wamin.

 

References: 
  • 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.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
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Potential data
Location
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QLD
Location information: 

Copperfield area, south of Agwamin territory (Oates 1975:297).

 

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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
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Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Southern Pama   Wamin  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)