Y26: Linngithigh

AIATSIS Code: 
Y26
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Linngithigh

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Winda Winda (Linginiti)
Ethnologue name
Leningitij
ISO 639-3 code
lnj
Tindale name
Winduwinda (Leningiti)
Thesaurus heading
Linngithigh language (Y26) (Qld SD54-03)
Tindale (1974)
Laini-ngitti, not the same as 'Lengiti' of Weipa, Leningit
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
leni1238
Other sources
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Synonyms
Leningitij
Winda Winda
Linginiti
Adetingiti
Andyinit
Ndraangit
Cabati
Ladamngid
Latangeti
Latarngit
Leiningidi
Leningiti
Lenngeti
Lenngidgh
Lingitir
Linngithig
Linngiti
Onnatangnit
Umngnity
Winduwinda
Laini ngitti
not the same as Lengiti of Weipa
Leningit
Comment
Language comment
Tindale (1974) says that this is one of the Winduwinda groups, Winduwinda being a cover term for twelve or more small groups each with a name terminating in '-ngit'. Sutton (2001:460) says that the origin of the term Winduwinda appears fundamentally geographical; centering on the Winda Winda Creek area and covering groups with lands between the Archer and Mission Rivers.
References

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.
McConnel, Ursula. 1939. Social organization of tribes of Cape York Peninsula. Oceania 10(1):54-72.
Roth, Walter Edmund. 1910. Social and individual nomenclature, North Queensland Ethnography Bulletin 18. Records of the Australian Museum 8(1):79-106.
Thomson. Donald. 1934. Notes on a Hero Cult from the Gulf of Carpentaria, N. Queensland. Royal Anthropological Institute -- Journal, v.64, 1934; 217-235.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
West of lower Watson River and at Aurukun (Tindale 1974). West of Watson River on McConnel's map (1939). Linngitigh was spoken southwest of the Embley River and west of the Hey in the area called Winduwinda (Roth 1910). The land between the Mission and Embley Rivers was occupied by the Laini'Å‹itti tribe (Thomson 1934: 219).
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: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Hale, Ken. 1960 Linngitigh. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona.
Dictionary: 
Hale, Ken. 1997. A Linngithigh vocabulary. In Boundary rider: essays in honour of Geoffrey O'Grady: Pacific Linguistics C136, D Tryon and M Walsh, 209-259. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics,
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaLeningitij
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b)LinngithighAnguthimri Hale (1966b), Crowley (1981) dialects: Nggerikudi (or Yupungati), Tjungundji, Mpakwithi, Awngthim (with subdialects Mamngayt, Ntrwa'ngayth, Thyanngayth), Ntra'angith, Alngith, Linngithigh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanLinngithigh
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaLinngithigh
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern PamaLinngithig
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaLinngithig
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaLinngithig