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
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
Language comment
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 Mpalityan̯ (T25) in Hale (1976: 8-9), who identifies similarities in vocabulary with Lut̪uɣ Y12 but describes differences in phonological developments. In an earlier work he describes Mpalityan̯ and Lut̪uɣ Y12 as closely related dialects; his comparison of kinship terms collected by McConnel (1950) indicates his data for Mpalityan̯ correspond with hers for Lɔ:tig (Y25) and her data for Tepti Y15 corresponds to his for Lut̪uɣ 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
QLD
Location information
In the middle and upper Ducie River area [Cape York Peninsula] (Hale 1964:252).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
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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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaMpalitjan