Y173: Wik-Keyangan

AIATSIS code: 
Y173
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wik-Keyangan

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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-Keyangan
ISO 639-3 code
wif
Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wikk1239
Other sources
Wik-Keyenganh [Sutton 1995]
Synonyms
Wik Keyenganh, Wik Kayngan
Comment
Comments: 
The data for this language are scarce. Sutton refers to it throughout his thesis about Wik society, territory and language (1978) and questions its exclusion in Stephen Davis' map published in 1993 (1995:135). This language belongs to a genetic language family (shared origins) which includes: Wik-Mungkan Y57; Wik-Iiyanh Y177 and Y172; Wik-Ngathan Y54 and Y56; Wik-Ngatharr Y51; Wik-Ep Y52; Wik-Me'anh Y53; Mungkanho; Kugu-Uwanh Y176; Kugu Muminh Y43; Kugu-Ugbanh Y175 and Kugu-Mu'inh Y53 (Sutton, 1993:32).
References: 
  • Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik : Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. 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.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country : Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra : Aboriginal History.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Kendall River (Oates 1975:279). South of Kendall River (map in Sutton 1979).
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-Keyangan
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Wik subgroup*Wik-KeyenganhWik-Me'nh further dialects: Wik-Ep (= Wik-Iit), Wik-Keyenganh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanWik-Keyangan
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-Keyangan
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMiddle PamaWik Kayngan
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)