Y54: Wik Ngathan

AIATSIS Code: 
Y54
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wik Ngathan

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Wik Ngathan
Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading
Wik Ngathan language (Y54) (Qld SD54-01)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wik-Iinychanya [Sutton 1978:108] Wik-Iincheyn [Sutton 1995:iii] Wik-natanya (McConnel 1934) [Sutton 1995]
Synonyms
Wik linjtjenj
Ngaduna
Wik ngatona
Wik Iinychanya
Comment
Language comment
See also Wik Ngathanya Y56. Sutton treats Wik Ngathanya Y56 and Wik Ngathan as referring to the same language and uses Wik-Ngathan as the standard. According to Sutton (1995:iii), the different Wik-Ngathan-owning clans have slightly different dialects. One of these dialects, spoken by the coastal clan with an estate just north of Knox River was known as Wik-Iincheyn in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, by the 1990s, the use of the name Wik-Iincheyn appears to have stopped, and the Knox River dialect is now known as Wik-Ngathan. This language belongs to a genetic language family (shared origins) which includes: Wik-Mungkan Y57; Wik-Iiyanh Y177 and Y172; Wik-Ngatharr Y51; Wik-Ep Y52; 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

Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National 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.
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Wik-Ngathan dictionary. Adelaide: Caitlin Press.
Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia, University of Queensland: PhD. (MS 1274).

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
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Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
Sutton, Peter. 1978. Appendix 1: The Wik-Ngathana language. In Sutton Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keenweer, Cape York Peninsula, University of Queensland: PhD.
Dictionary: 
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Wik-Ngathan dictionary Adelaide. Adelaide:Caitlin Press.
Programs
Activities: 
A documentation project funded by Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is carried out from December 2006 to December 2009 (http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/fll/hrelp/).
People: 
Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Wik subgroup*Wik-Ngathan (= Wik-linjtjenj)Wik-Ngathan (= Wik-linjtjenj) Sutton (1978) further dialect: Wik-Ngatharr (= Wik-Alken, = Wik-Elken)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMiddle PamaNgaduna
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)