Y32: Alngith

AIATSIS Code: 
Y32
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Alngith

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Alngith
Horton Name
-
Ethnologue name
Alngith
ISO 639-3 code
aid
Tindale name
Winduwinda (Alingit)
Thesaurus heading
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
Language comment
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
QLD
Location information
Weipa and east (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
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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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaAlngith