Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981):
Yinhawangka (A48 ) in Sourcebook for Central Australian Languages (1981).
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Leewakya (AL), Ukkia (AL), Waagai (AL), Waagi (AL), Wagai (AL), Wagaja (T, AC, Breen), Wagaya (Breen), Waggaia (AL), Wakaja (AL), Wakaya (SAW, Chakravarti), Warkya (AL), Worgai (AL), Worgaia (Spencer & Gillen), Workia (Roth,AL), Wuga (used by speakers (?))
- Dialects: Eastern, Western
- Classification of the language:
- Wagaya-Warluwaric Group (orig. Wakayic), Wagaya subgroup
- Identification codes:
- Oates '73: 67
- AIAS: C.016
- Capell: C22
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- Anthony Lagoon, Brunette Downs, Elliott, Tennant Creek, Dajarra, Lake Nash Middle-aged speakers can speak "to some degree" and understand "fairly well" (Breen, 1971-73)
- Milliken, 1972 -- 79
- Black, 1979 -- as low as half a dozen
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Breen may be continuing.
- Practical orthography:
- Word lists:
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- Breen, 1974.
- Material available on the language:
- Blake, Barry J. 1966. Report (to AIAS) on field trip Jul-Aug 1966. 2p. (Doc 66/430) (data on languages and informants of Pitta-Pitta, Ringa Ringa, Wangamana, Jalanga, Wagaja, Wanji,
- ---------- Wagaya tape transcription. (pMs 2702, AIAS) Breen, J.G. 1967. Wakaya field notes. (hundreds of pages, transcription and field notes). (Ms 122, AIAS)
- ---------- 1971. Aboriginal languages of Western Queensland. (prelim. version) Linguistic Communications 5:1-88. Appendix 1: 100 item list for 19 languages.
- ---------- Wagaya vocabulary. 33p. ts. (categorised Wakaya-English word list)
- ---------- 1974. Wagaya grammar. 188p.
- ---------- 1976. Wagaya, pp.340-2,590-4 in Grammatical Categories in Australian Languages, ed. by R.M.W. Dixon. AIAS. (also some forms on pp.292-5,304,624)
- ---------- . Phonology of the western dialect of Wagaya. Preliminary, tentative. 49p. ms. (also 23p. version)
- Hale, Kenneth L. Toward a genetic classification of Australian languages. 10p. ts. AIAS. (explanation of dialect chain)
- Literacy material:
Kathy Menning (comp.) and David Nash (ed.) 1981. © IAD Press
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