Y15: Teppathiggi

AIATSIS code: 
Y15
AIATSIS reference name: 
Teppathiggi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Teppathiggi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tepiti
Thesaurus heading language
Teppathiggi language Y15
Thesaurus heading (old)
Teppathiggi language (Y15) (Qld SD54-03)
Tindale (1974)
Tepithiki, Teyepathiggi, Teppathiggi, ? Teepani.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Tepiti [McConnel 1939]
Synonyms
Taepadhighi, Tepiti, Debidi, Debidigh, Tepithiki, Teyepathiggi, Teepani
Comment
Comments: 
The name Theppathiggi or T'yeppathiggi first occurs in Thomson (1934:219), followed by Davidson's map (1939). All other sources use a shorter form, such as Capell's Debdigh (Y15) and McConnel's Tepti (Y15). There is discrepancy between Capell (thus Tindale) and Thomson regarding location, perhaps indicating that these names refer to different groups; it is possible the final sound in the name is a voiced velar fricative, as it is in Ludhigh Y12, which is difficult for English speakers to hear and to represent in writing. Hale's comparison of kinship terms collected by McConnel (1950) indicates her data for Tepti (Y15) correspond to his for Lut?u? Y12 and his data for Mpalityan? Y25 correspond with hers for L?:tig Y12 (1964:252-3). Following Hale, Oates writes that Debidigh (Y15) is the same as Ludhigh Y12 (1975:268, 382).
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Hale, Kenneth, L. 1967. Phonological developments in particular northern Paman languages. In Sutton, P.J. (ed). Languages of Cape York. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Hale, Kenneth L. 1964. Classification of northern Paman languages, Cape York Peninsula, Australia: a research report. Oceanic Linguistics 3(2):248-265.
  • Thomson. Donald. 1934. Notes on a Hero Cult from the Gulf of Carpentaria, N. Queensland. Royal Anthropological Institute -- Journal, v.64, 1934; 217-235.
  • 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.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Middle Dulcie River (Tindale 1974). On the east bank of the Lower Batavia River a very large territory was occupied by the Teppathiggi or T'yeppathiggi (Thomson 1934: 219). Ducie River near Mapoon (1963).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Debidigh
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)