Y134: Warrgamay^

AIATSIS code: 
Y134
AIATSIS reference name: 
Warrgamay^

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Wargamay
Horton name
Wargamaygan
Ethnologue name
Warrgamay
ISO 639-3 code
wgy
Tindale name
Warakamai
Thesaurus heading language
Warrgamay language Y134
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wargamay / Warrgamay language (Y134) (Qld SE55-10)
Tindale (1974)
Waragamai, Wargamay, Wargamaygan, Bungabara (name of one of seven hordes), Ikelbara (a horde name), Herbert River tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
warr1255
Other sources
Synonyms
Wargamay, Wargamaygan, Bandjin, Warakamai, Bungabara, Herbert River tribe, Ieklbara, Waragamai, Waragumaigan, Waregamai, Warekumay, Warkama, Warkamai, Wargumay, Ikelbara
Comment
Comments: 
Wargamay (Y134), Biyay Y220 and Biyay Y130 are closely related dialects (note the two separate dialects, both called Biyay) for which Wargamay is used as a cover term (language name) (see Dixon 1981:3). That is, Warrgamay is used as both a language name and a dialect name.
References: 
  • Dixon, R.M.W. 1981. Wargamay. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 2, eds R.M.W. Dixon and B.J. Blake, 1-144 + map. Canberra: ANU Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
... along the lower reaches of the Herbert River - from just west of the present town of Ingham, through Hawkins Creek, Long Pocket, Herbert Vale and Niagara Vale to Yamanic Creek and the Herbert Gorge (Dixon 1981:2)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
The Warrgamay language program (Melinda Holden and Cassy Nancarrow) is developing a computer based program to teach the sound in Wargamay (2007).
People: 
Bob Dixon, Peter Sutton, Brigid Priman
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS3
2005Estimate3
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 Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Dixon, R. M. W. 1981. Wargamay. In Handbook of Australian languages vol 2, eds, RMW Dixon and B Blake, 1-144. Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Dictionary: 
Dixon, R. M. W. 1981. Wargamay. In Handbook of Australian languages vol 2, eds, RMW Dixon and B Blake, 1-144. Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Warrgamay
Dixon (2002) HERBERT RIVER GROUP Warrgamay Warrgamay Dixon (1981a) further dialect: Biyay(giri)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Warrgamay
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Dyirbalic Warrgamay
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Djirbalic Wargumay
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Dyirbalic Wargamay
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Warkamai