Y25: Mpalitjanh

AIATSIS code: 
Y25
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mpalitjanh

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Mpalitjanh
Ethnologue name
Uradhi [Luthigh (Mpalitjanh)]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Winduwinda (Mbalidjan)
Thesaurus heading language
Mpalitjanh language Y25
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mpalitjanh language (Y25) (Qld SD54-03)
Tindale (1974)
Windawinda, Ngwatainggeti (has been applied to whole tribe), Wikwija ('bad speech'-name given by Wikmunkan), Mbalidjan (may be a horde name), Ndomdorin (a horde name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Uradhi, Atjinuri, Mbalidjan, Mpalitjan, Mpalityan, Mpalityanh, Winduwinda, Windawinda, Ngwatainggeti, Wikwija, Ndomdorin
Comment
Comments: 
Tindale lists Mbalidjan (Y25) as an alternative name of Winduwinda, and says that it may be the name of a group (1974:189-190). However the location in Hale (1964:252), the Dulcie River region, is a different area from that described in Tindale. The origin of the term Winduwinda is geographical, centering on the Winda Winda Creek area and covering groups with lands between the Archer and Mission Rivers (Sutton, 2001:460). There are some data for Mpalityan? (T25) in Hale (1976: 8-9), who identifies similarities in vocabulary with Lut?u? Y12 but describes differences in phonological developments. In an earlier work he describes Mpalityan? and Lut?u? Y12 as closely related dialects; his comparison of kinship terms collected by McConnel (1950) indicates his data for Mpalityan? correspond with hers for L?:tig (Y25) and her data for Tepti Y15 corresponds to his for Lut?u? Y12 (1964:252-3). Following Hale, Dixon treats Luthigh Y12 and Mpalitjanh (Y25) two as separate dialects (2002:xxxi).
References: 
  • 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.
  • Sutton, Peter. 2001. Talking language. In Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. Jane Simpson, et al., 453-464. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
In the middle and upper Ducie River area [Cape York Peninsula] (Hale 1964:252).
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
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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).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaUradhi [Luthigh (Mpalitjanh)]Uradhi [dialects: Related to Gudang, Wuthati, Luthigh (Mpalitjanh), Yinwum, Ngkoth, Aritinngithigh, Mbiywom, Andyingit.]
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b)MpalitjanhLuthigh further dialect: Mpalitjanh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMpalityanh
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaMpalityanh
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern PamaMbalidjan
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaMpalitjan
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaMpalitjan