Y52: Wik Epa

AIATSIS Code: 
Y52
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wik Epa

tab group

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
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
Language comment
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
QLD
Location information
... countries on the middle Kirke River (Sutton 1978:37).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
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-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-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-NyunganPamanWik-Epa
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-Epa
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMiddle PamaWik Epa
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWik Epa
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWikepa