K56: Winjarumi

AIATSIS code: 
K56
AIATSIS reference name: 
Winjarumi

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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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 language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Windjarumi, Djaruma [Coate 1970] Winjarumi [McGregor and Rumsey 2009:2]
Synonyms
Windjarumi, Djaruma
Comment
Comments: 
Winyjarrumi (K56) is a non-Pama Nyungan language of the Worrorran family, specifically western Worrorran, along with Worrorra K17; Umiida K49; Unggarrangu K55; Unggumi K14; Yawijibaya K53 (McGregor and Rumsey, 2009:8). Coate (1970) collected some words and sentences.
References: 
  • Coate, H. 1970. Notes on 3 dead languages, typescript. PMS 4279.
  • McGregor, William, and Alan Rumsey. 2009. Worrorran revisited: the case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 600. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Champagney Is. [sic] (Oates & Oates 1970:47)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988): 

Mudalga (A27 ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).

5.6 Winjarumi / Windjarumi

Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Windjarumi (Black, Black & Walsh, Capell & Coate)
Winjaroomi (Hudson & McConvell)
Classification of the language:
Worrorran family, Worrorric group
Identification codes:
AIAS: (not included)
Oates 1973: (not included) (Oates & Oates: 21Kr)
Capell: (not included)
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Presumably extinct.
Capell & Coate (1984) - 1 speaker
People who have worked intensively on the language:
No one
Practical orthography:
None; none needed.
Word lists:
None
Textual material:
None
Grammar or sketch grammar:
None; Capell & Coate (1984) contains some information.
Material available on the language:
Capell, A. & Coate, H.H.J. 1984. Comparative studies in northern Kimberley languages. Canberra: PL, C-69.
Language programme:
None
Language learning material:
None
Literacy material:
None

McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.

AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.

Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)NORTH KIMBERLEY AREAL GROUPWindjarumiWorrorra Clendon (1994, 2000), Love (2000) further dialects: Yawidjibara, Windjarumi, Unggumi, Unggarrangu, Umiida
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Windjarumi
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)