Y134: Warrgamay^

AIATSIS Code: 
Y134
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Warrgamay^

tab group

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
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
Language comment
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
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
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - - - - 3 3 -
Speaker NILS table
1 4 4 6
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
8
Documentation table: 
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.
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
Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Yara Warkamai