Y53: Wik Me'anh

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

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 language
Wik Me'anh language Y53
Thesaurus heading (old)
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
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
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Ken Hale, Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
12 - - - - - - -
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Me'anha  
Dixon (2002)   NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Wik subgroup* Wik-Me'nh Wik-Me'nh further dialects: Wik-Ep (= Wik-Iit), Wik-Keyenganh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Eik-Me'anha  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Me'anha  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Middle Pama Wik Me?an  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Middle Pama Wik Mean  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Middle Pama Wikmean (Wik Me?nh)