Y32: Alngith

AIATSIS code: 
Y32
AIATSIS reference name: 
Alngith

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Alngith
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Alngith
ISO 639-3 code
aid
Tindale name
Winduwinda (Alingit)
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Lengiti, Lenngiti, Alngid, Limrett
O'Grady et al (1966)
Laynngith
Glottocode
alng1239
Other sources
Synonyms
Alingid, Alngid, Alingit, Laynngith, Winduwinda, Lengiti, Lenngiti, Limrett
Comment
Comments: 

This is one of the languages Hale (1964) identifies as a Northern Paman language. Tindale (1974) identifies Alingit (Y32) as one of the Winduwinda group, a cover term for twleve or more small groups each with a name terminating in '-ngit'. Sutton (2001:460) says 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: 
  • 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.
  • Hale, Kenneth L. 1964. Classification of northern Paman languages, Cape York Peninsula, Australia: a research report. Oceanic Linguistics 3(2):248-265. (see also O'Grady, et al. 1966, pp162-176).
  • Sutton, Peter. 2001. Talking language. In Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. Jane Simpson, et al., 453-464. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Weipa and east (Tindale 1974).

Maps: 
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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-
2005Estimate3
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Northern Pama Alngith  
Dixon (2002)   NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b) Alngith Anguthimri Hale (1966b), Crowley (1981) dialects: Nggerikudi (or Yupungati), Tjungundji, Mpakwithi, Awngthim (with subdialects Mamngayt, Ntrwa'ngayth, Thyanngayth), Ntra'angith, Alngith, Linngithigh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Alngith  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Northern Pama Alngith  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Northern Pama Alngith  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Northern Pama Alngith  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Northern Pama Alngith