Y50: Umpithamu

AIATSIS Code: 
Y50
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Umpithamu

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Umbindhamu
Ethnologue name
Umbindhamu
ISO 639-3 code
umd
Tindale name
Barungguan (Umbindhamu)
Thesaurus heading
Umbindhamu language (Y50) (Qld SD54-08)
Tindale (1974)
Barunguan (typographical error), Baka (Kandju term), Banjigam (Bakanambia term), Jintjingga (native name of a place at mouth of Stewart River), Yintjingga, Njindingga, Umbuigamu (horde), Umbindhamu (horde), Ganganda.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
umbi1243
Other sources
Umpinthamu [Thompson PMS 1825] Uuku Umpithamu [Rigsby 2006 p.c.] Umpithamu [Verstraete 2007 p.c.] Koko Ompindamo (Thomson), Kuuku-Umpinthamu, the Umpila name for the language of whose owner-speakers call it 'Uuk-Umpithamu [Rigsby 2005:133]
Synonyms
Umbindhamu
Jeteneru
Ompindamo
Arummarbin
Dyrlwai
Janggulmbal
Janggurunggu
Yintjinggu
Barungguan
Umpinthamu
Barunguan
Baka
Banjigam
Jintjingga
Yintjingga
Njindingga
Umbuigamu
Ganganda
Comment
Language comment
Umpithamu was written 'Umbindhamu' by previous researchers (Laycock 1969, Rigsby 1992, Ogilvie 1994, Godman 1993 etc). Members of the Umpithamu language community, Verstraete (2012), Joliy (1991) and others use the spelling ‘Umpithamu’ (Y50). This database follows that convention. Umbindhamu (Y50) was described as being a ‘Lamalamic’ language by Laycock (1969:72). However, its classification was later redefined by Rigsby as a language which showed convergence towards the Lamalamic languages (Rimanggudinhma Y195, Morrobolam Y55 and Mbarrumbathama Y136) but retained evidence of a separate genetic lineage (in Godman 1993:18). Verstraete clarifies this convergence in his 2012 discussion about the restructuring of pronominal forms under the influence of intensive contact with the Lamalamic languages.
References

Godman, Irene. 1993. A sketch grammar of Rimanggudinhma: a language of the Princess Charlotte Bay region of Cape York Peninsula, University of Queensland: BA (Hons). (MS 3585).
Jolly, Lesley. 1991. Port Stewart Lamalama women and language (PMS 5456).
Laycock, Donald. 1969. Three Lamalamic languages of north Queensland. Papers in Australian Linguistics, no.4. Pacific Linguistics A-17.
Ogilvie, Sarah. 1994b. The Morrobalama (Umbuygamu) language of Cape York Peninsula, Australia, Australian National University: MA. (MS 3634).
Rigsby, Bruce. 1992. The languages of the Princess Charlotte Bay region. In The language game: papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock, eds Tom Dutton, Malcolm Ross and Darrell Tryon, 353-360. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.f
Verstraete, Jean-Christophe. 2012. Contact-induced restructuring of pronominal morphosyntax in Umpithamu (Cape York Pensinsula, Australia). Diachronica. 29(3). 326-358. doi: 10.1075/dia.29.3.03ver

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Goose Swamp, inland and south of Running Creek but also inland and coastal countries to the north (Rigsby 1992:357.). Breakfast Creek region (Thompson PMS 1825). Nesbit River to Port Stewart (Oates 1975:261). Umpithamu belongs to estates around goose Creek and Goose Swamp in the south of Princess Charlotte Bay, as well as estates further north around the Stewart River (see Rigsby 1999 on this discontinuous distribution) (Verstraete 2008: 332).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - - - - 2 2 -
Speaker NILS table
1 1 1 7
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Dictionary: 
Verstraete, Jean-Christophe. Umpithamu dictionary CD-ROM (test version).
Programs
Activities: 
Jean-Christophe Verstraete did research as a part of the Emergency Documentation Team Pilot Project (Cape York Peninsula Language Documentation) (2004-2005).
People: 
Bruce Rigsby, Jean-Christophe Verstraete, Lamont West
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Umbindhamuic Umbindhamu  
Dixon (2002)       Umbindhamu (or Umpithamu) Umbindhamu (or Umpithamu)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Umbindhamu  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Lamalamic Umbindhamu  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Lamalamic Umbuygamu Umbindhamu, Yintjinggu  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Lamalamic Umbuykamu Umbindhamu  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)