Y41: Mbeiwum

AIATSIS Code: 
Y41
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mbeiwum

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mbeiwum
Ethnologue name
Uradhi [Mbiywom]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Mbewum
Thesaurus heading
Mbeiwum / Mbiywom language (Y41) (Qld SD54-03)
Tindale (1974)
KokMbewan, Mbe:wum, Mbeiwum, M-Berwum, Bywoom, Kokinno, Kokimoh.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Mbiywom, Kok Mbewam
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Mbiywom
Uradhi
Mbewum
KokMbewam
Kok Mbewam
KokMbewan
Mbe:wum
M Berwum
Bywoom
Kokinno
Kokimoh
Comment
Language comment
Apart from locations provided in Hale (1963) and Tindale for Mbewum (Y41) (1974:181) the data are scarce for this language. Sutton mentions Mbiywom (Y41) as a member of (Hale's) Northern Paman subgroup; once classified as Wik-Way (language difficult/hard) by people south of the Archer River. At least two estates (possibly four) are described as belonging to Mbiywom previous to 1900 (2001:458-9). McConnel refers to the (M)beiwum (of the Upper Watson River) meeting with the Yinwum Y29, Kandyu Y44 and Wik-ampama Y48 on Merluna cattle station and Mein Telegraph Station (1939:57-59). Mbiywom and Wik Ompom Y48 may refer to the same language.
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.
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).
McConnel, Ursula. c1939. Social organization of tribes of Cape York Peninsula. In Oceania; v.10, no.1 [54]-72.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
... on the middle and upper Watson River and more recently on Myall Cree. Yourk Downs and Merluna cattle stations are regarded by informants as being in Mbiywom country (Hale 1964). Upper Watson River; at Merluna (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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNorthern PamaUradhi [Mbiywom]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)MbiywomMbiywom
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMbiywom
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyinganPamanNorthern PamaMbiywom
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern PamaMbiywom
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaMbiywom
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorthern PamaMbeiwum