Y208: Uw Olem

AIATSIS code: 
Y208
AIATSIS reference name: 
Uw Olem

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Tindale (1974)
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Other sources
Uw Olem (Olkola name), Agu Adhal (Thaypan name); Tommyhawk Language [Rigsby 2007 p.c.] Agu Adhaw [Rigsby]
Synonyms
Agu Adhal; Tommyhawk Language
Comment
Comments: 
Uw Olem (Y208 is one of the Kuku Mini Y94 varieties, including Ogo (Ogh) Alungul Y199, Ogo (Ogh) Anggula Y197, Ogh Ikaranggal Y198, Kuku Jawa Y74, Agu Adhaw (Y208) (or Y93?) and also affiliated with Ogh Undjan Y206, Ogh Awarangg Y201 and Goginy; Rigsby says that Kuku Mini is a language name whose reference is shifting, variable and wide-ranging and that it signifies languages situated on the mainland south of Flinders Island all the way south to Normanton. While its literal meaning is 'good language', in some contexts the inference is closer to 'intelligible, spoken by friends' (2005:138, 142).
References: 
  • Rigsby, Bruce. 2005. The languages of eastern Cape York Peninsula and linguistic anthropology. In Donald Thomson : the man and scholar, Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson (eds). Canberra : Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with support from Museum Victoria.
  • Sommer, B. A. 1972. Field notes comprising transcriptions of word lists with names of informants, field tape & archive tape numbers; languages covered. (001448/MS 809)
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QLD
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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)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)