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
Alngith language Y32
Thesaurus heading (old)
Alngith / Alingit language (Y32) (Qld SD54-03)
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 Northern Paman languages. Tindale (1974) identifies Alingit (Y32) as one of Winduwinda groups, Winduwinda being 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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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-
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
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 PamaAlngith
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b)AlngithAnguthimri Hale (1966b), Crowley (1981) dialects: Nggerikudi (or Yupungati), Tjungundji, Mpakwithi, Awngthim (with subdialects Mamngayt, Ntrwa'ngayth, Thyanngayth), Ntra'angith, Alngith, Linngithigh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanAlngith
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaAlngith
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern PamaAlngith
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaAlngith
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaAlngith