Y52: Wik Epa

AIATSIS code: 
Y52
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wik Epa

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wik (Wik-Epa/Wikepa)
Ethnologue name
Wik-Epa
ISO 639-3 code
wie
Tindale name
Wikepa
Thesaurus heading language
Wik Epa language Y52
Thesaurus heading (old)
Wik Epa language (Y52) (Qld SD54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wik-Eppa.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wik?ep
Glottocode
wike1239
Other sources
Wik-Iita [Sutton 1978:37] Wik-Ep, Eik-Iit [Sutton 1991:56]
Synonyms
Wik Ep, Wik Iit, Wik, Wik Epa/Wikepa, Wikatinda, Wik Ompom, Wikampama, Wik Kalkan, Wik Ngathara, Wikepa, Wik Meanha, Wikmean, Wiknatanja, Mimungkum, Wik Mungkana, Wiknantjara, Eba, Epa, Eppe, Wikep, Wik Ep Wik Eppa, Wikeppe, WikMeAnh, Wik Iita, Wik Eppa
Comment
Comments: 
Wik-Ep (Y52) is called Wik-Iit by speakers; the clan whose estate lies between that of Wik-Ep and Wik-Me'anh Y53 is known by either of these two names, it is said to be like these two languages but different from both (Sutton, 1991:56-57). This language belongs to a genetic language family (shared origins) which includes: Wik-Mungkan Y57; Wik-Iiyanh Y177 and Y172; Wik-Ngathan Y54 and Y56; Wik-Ngatharr Y51; Wik-Me'anh Y53; Wik-Keyangan Y173; Mungkanho; Kugu-Uwanh Y176; Kugu Muminh Y43; Kugu-Ugbanh Y175 and Kugu-Mu'inh Y53 (Sutton, 1993:32).
References: 
  • Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik : Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia. PhD thesis University of Queensland. MS 1274.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1991. Language in Aboriginal society: social dialects in a geographic idiom. In Language in Australia ed Suzanne Romaine. Cambridge:Melbourne : Cambridge University Press.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1993. Material culture traditions of the Wik people, Cape York Peninsula. In Records of the South Australian Museum v. 27 no. 1, pp. 31-52.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
... countries on the middle Kirke River (Sutton 1978:37).
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
1975Oates3
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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 Less than 1 1
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 Middle Pama Wik-Epa
Dixon (2002) NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Wik subgroup* Wik-Ep (= Wik-Iit) Wik-Me'nh further dialects: Wik-Ep (= Wik-Iit), Wik-Keyenganh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman Wik-Epa
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Epa
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Middle Pama Wik Epa
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Middle Pama Wik Epa
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Middle Pama Wikepa