Y172: Wik Iyanh

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AIATSIS Code: 
Y172
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wik Iyanh

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
Wik-Iiyanh
ISO 639-3 code
wij
Tindale name
Wikianji
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
Wikianyi, Wik-Iyena.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wiki1239
Other sources
Wikianji, Wik-Iiyanyi, Wik-Iiyanh, Wik-Iiyeny [Sutton 1978:38 (these names probably refer to a number of distinct dialects)]
Synonyms
Kugu/Wik Iyanh
Wik Iiyanh
Wik Iyanja
Wikianji
Wik Iiyanyi
Wik Iiyeny
Wikianyi
Wik Iyena
Wik Iiyenj
Wik Iiyanji
Mungkanhu
Comment
Language comment
References

Smith, Ian, and Steve Johnson. 2000. Kugu Nganhcara. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 5, eds R. M. W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake, 355-489. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia, University of Queensland: PhD. (MS 1274).
Sutton, Peter. 1993. Material culture traditions of the Wik people, Cape York Peninsula. In Records of the South Australian Museum; v. 27 no. 1, pp. 31-52.
Martin, Michael Winnington, and Barbara Sayers. 1971. Wik-Iiyan word list. (PMS 2500).

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Kugu Nganhcara: between Kendall River and Moonkan Creek. Today, it is spoken chiefly at Edward River and Aurukun (Smith & Johnson 2000). Smith and Johnson (2000) say that Wik Iyanh estates predominate in the inland region. Between Kendall River and Christmas Creek according to Sutton's map (1978).
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Iiyanh  
Dixon (2002)   NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Wik subgroup* Kugu/Wik-Iyanh Kugu-Muminh (WikMuminh) (or Kugu/Wik-Nganhcara) Smith and Johnson (2000) further dialects (all preceded by Kugu/Wik-): Mu'inh, Uwanh, Ugbanh, Yi'anh, Mangk, Iyanh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Wik-Iiyanh  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Iiyanh  
Oates (1975)       Wik Iyanja  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)