A81: Mount Margaret

AIATSIS code: 
A81
AIATSIS reference name: 
Mount Margaret

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Synonyms
Mount Margaret Dialect
Comment
Comments: 
Mount Margaret is listed as a dialect of the Western Desert language A80 by Wurm (1972), O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin(1966), Douglas (1964) and Capell (1963), but in other sources it is treated merely as a location, and Wurm (1994) does not include it in his revised classification. Although there is language data attributed to Mount Margaret, as it was a mission station it is likely that the language is one of the other Western Desert dialects spoken by the various groups at the mission, potentially Wangkatha A12 or Pitjantjatjara C6.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Douglas, W.H. 1964. An introduction to the Western Desert language. Oceania Linguistic Monographs No. 4. Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • O'Grady, G. N., C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin. 1966. Languages of the world: Indo-Pacific fascicle six. Anthropological Linguistics vol. 8, no. 2.
  • Wurm, S. A. 1972. Languages of Australia and Tasmania. The Hague: Mouton.
  • Wurm, Stephen. 1994. Australian classification. In Atlas of the world's languages, eds C. Moseley and R. E. Asher, 114-118. New York: Routledge.
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Unconfirmed
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Mount Margaret
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Speakers
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Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Western Desert Language Mount Margaret Dialect
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Wati Mount Margaret