Y53: Wik Me'nh

AIATSIS Code: 
Y53
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wik Me'nh

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wik (Wik-Me'anha/Wikmean)
Ethnologue name
Wik-Me'anha
ISO 639-3 code
wih
Tindale name
Wikmean
Thesaurus heading
Wik Me?nh / Wik Muinh / Wik Me-enh language (Y53) (Qld SD54-07)
Tindale (1974)
none
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wik Me?nh
Glottocode
wikm1246
Other sources
Wik-Me'anh, Wikmean [Sutton 1993:37-38]
Synonyms
Wik Menh
Wik Meanha
Wik
Wik Meanha/Wikmean
Wikatinda
Wik Ompom
Wikampama
Wik Kalkan
Wik Ngathara
Wik Epa
Wikepa
Wikmean
Wiknatanja
Mimungkum
Wik Mungkana
Wiknantjara
Meian
Mejan
WikMeana
Wik Muinh
Wik Me enh
WikMeAnh
Wik Mean
Wik Meanh
none
Comment
Language comment
Wik-Me'anha (Y53) (also written Wikmean) is most similar to Wik-Epa Y52 (also known as Wik-Iita); both dialect names Wik-Me'anha and Wik-Epa are used by one clan to refer to their language (Sutton, 1978:37-38). 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-Ep Y52; Wik-Keyangan Y173; Mungkanho; Kugu-Uwanh Y176; Kugu Muminh Y43; Kugu-Ugbanh Y175 and Kugu-Mu’inh Y53 (Sutton, 1993:32). Wik Me'anh (Y53) is not to be confused with Kugu Mu'inh Y224.
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. Records of the South Australian Museum; v. 27 no. 1, p. 31-52.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
It [Wik Me'anh] was traditionally spoken a little way inland north of Kendall River (Smith and Johnson 2000: 363).
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
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
-
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Ken Hale, Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-Me'anha
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Wik subgroup*Wik-Me'nhWik-Me'nh further dialects: Wik-Ep (= Wik-Iit), Wik-Keyenganh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanEik-Me'anha
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaWik-Me'anha
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMiddle PamaWik Me?an
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWik Mean
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWikmean (Wik Me?nh)