Y29: Yinwum

AIATSIS code: 
Y29
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yinwum

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yinwum
Ethnologue name
Uradhi [Yinwum]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jinwum
Thesaurus heading language
Yinwum language Y29
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yinwum language (Y29) (Qld SD54-04)
Tindale (1974)
Yeemwoom , Yinwum
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yinwum
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Uradhi, Ginwum, Jinwum, Tinwum, Yeemwoon, Jinwun, Yeemwoom
Comment
Comments: 
The data for Yinwum language and people are scarce. McConnel mentions the Yinwum and Nyuwathayi Y21 of the middle and upper Batavia River, who assembled at the McDonnell Telegraph Station with the Itinadyana Y17, Yaraidyana Y231, L?.tiga Y12 and Tepiti Y15 peoples (1939:57). The Yinwum also met with the T?tj Y37 and the (M)beiwum Y41 on York Downs cattle station (McConnel, 1939:58). Hale incorporates language data from Yinwum into his discussion about phonological developments of some northern Paman languages (1976:7-40).
References: 
  • McConnel, Ursula. 1939. Social organization of tribes of Cape York Peninsula. Oceania, v.10, no.1, no.4; 54-72, 434-455.
  • Hale, Kenneth. 1976. Phonological developments in particular northern Paman languages. In Languages of Cape York, Sutton, Peter (ed). Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
south of Moreton on the Batavia River and west to Cox Creek (Hale 1964). Upper Wenlock (Batavia) River south of Moreton (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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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
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
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-visualNone0
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 [Yinwum]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)YinwumYinwum probable further dialect: Njuwadhai
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanYinwum
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaYinwum
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern PamaYinwum
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaYinwum
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaJinwun