N149: Dhiyakuy

AIATSIS code: 
N149
AIATSIS reference name: 
Dhiyakuy

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yolngu (Diakui)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Diakui
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Dhiyakuy, Djikai, Jikai, Tchikai, Dijogoi.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Yolngu, Diakui, Ritharngu, Daii, Djinang, Djinba, Dijogoi, Djikai, Jikai, Tchikai
Comment
Comments: 

Dhiyakuy is listed as a language in Shebeck (2001:15) affiliated with the clans Wagilak N106; Manggurra N129 and Ritharrngu N104. The name Dhiyakuy is constructed with the demonstrative 'yakuy (this)', but it is not a name recognised by Yolngu. The online Yolngu Matha Dictionary describes Yakuya (Dhiyakuy) as a language group comprised of Ritharrngu N104 and Wägilak N106. See and use Ritharrngu N104. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Heath, Jeffrey G. 1980. Basic materials in Ritharngu: grammar, texts and dictionary: Pacific Linguistics B-62. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Links
Programs
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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
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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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Unclassified     Dijogoi  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)