Y61: Flinders Island (retired)

AIATSIS Code: 
Y61
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Flinders Island (retired)

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mutumui (Walmbaria)
Ethnologue name
Flinders Island
ISO 639-3 code
fln
Tindale name
Walmbaria
Thesaurus heading
Walmbaria / Gambilmugu language (Y61) (Qld SD55-09)
Tindale (1974)
Walmbar, Yalnga-bar (Yalnga = Cape Melville).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
flin1247
Other sources
Wurima [Sutton 1970]
Synonyms
Oko Wurriima
Flinders Island
Mutumui
Walmbaria
Itu
Ambydher
Kokomiabilo
Mairughan
Manpirlmung wa
Mbambylmu
Mbyrlmurl
Miabilo
Pipon Island
Wurima
Walmbar
Yalnga bar
Comment
Language comment
The Austlang reference name for code Y61 was Flinders Island language but the Languages Thesaurus heading was Walmbaria / Gambilmugu language and people. See and use Y67 for Flinders Island language; See and use Y147 for Walmbaria people; See and use Y62 for Gambilmugu people. See also Ithu people Y228. Walmbaria is listed as a language name by (Oates, 1970:201) and by Tindale (1974:187) spoken on and near Flinders Island. It has the same referents as Walmbarddha Y147. Sutton indicates Walmbaria is based on a Flinders Island language term 'Aba Walmbarriya' referring to all (other) peoples of Princess Charlotte Bay but excluding Flinders Island people (1993:32). Tindale and Hale (1933:69) wrote that Walmbaria people lived on Flinders Island and Bathurst Head and spoke Yalgawarra. Yalgawarra is not a language, it refers to a clan affiliated with Flinders Island language Y67 (Sutton, 1993:33).
References

Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Sutton, Peter. 1979. Australian language names. In Australian linguistic studies, ed. S. A. Wurm, 87-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Sutton, Peter. 1993. The Flinders Islands and Melville National Parks Land Claim. MS 3813 Vol.1.
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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Flinders Island
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Flinders Island   Flinders Island  
Dixon (2002)   SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Bathurst Head group Flinders Island language (or Oko Wurriima) Flinders Island language (or Oko Wurriima)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Flinders Island   Flinders Island  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Flinders Island   Flinders Island  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Flinders Island   Flinders Island, Pipon Island  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)