Y63.1: Barrow Point

AIATSIS Code: 
Y63.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Barrow Point

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mutumui
Ethnologue name
Barrow Point
ISO 639-3 code
bpt
Tindale name
Mutumui
Thesaurus heading
Mutumui language (Y63.1) (Qld SD55-09)
Tindale (1974)
Mutumi, Baulam (Bakanambia term), Basthom (Bakanambia variation seemingly by individual with cleft palate), Karbungga (name, probably hordal, at Jeannie River), Eibole (language name), Ongwara (name of a dialect, means 'northern talk'), Jugaiwatha, Mbambylmu (horde or subtribe at Jack River).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
barr1247
Other sources
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Synonyms
Barrow Point language
Mutumui
Itu
Walmbaria
Basthom
Basthon
Baulam
Ebole
Eibole
Eipolin
Jugaiwatha
Karbungga
Mbambylmu
Mutumi
Njegudi
Ongwara
Mudumui
Comment
Language comment
Previously Mbambylmu Y62 was used to refer to the language spoken on Barrow Point. Mbambylmu is a word derived from a clan name, Ama Ambilmungu, (see Y62), affiliated with Barrow Point language (Y63.1) (Sutton, 1993:31). Previously, the Thesaurus listed Gambilmugu as an alternate name for Walmbaria under the code Y61. Gambiilmugu is a Guugu Yimidhirr name for Ama Ambilmungu (Sutton, 1993:34). Previously the Thesaurus listed Barrow Point language and Mutumui /Mudumuwi/Mudumui language and Mutumui people under the same code (Y63.1). However, there is no Mutumui language. Sutton indicates this is a place name 'muthumuy' in a Barrow Point speaking country (1979:98).
References

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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
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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
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Guugu Yimidhirr   Barrow Point  
Dixon (2002)   SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Guugu Yimidhirr/Barrow Point group Barrow Point language Barrow Point language
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point   Barrow Point  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point   Barrow Point  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point or Cape Melville   Mudumui  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)