N225: Meritjamui

AIATSIS code: 
N225
AIATSIS reference name: 
Meritjamui

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Comments: 
Oates (1975:369) says that Stanner's unidentified vocabulary is all that is known about this language. Stanner (1979) makes reference to a number of 'language groups'. Among them is one called Maritjamiri, which might be a variant of Meritjamui. Given the lack of evidence, however, Meritjamui is not included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.
References: 
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Stanner, W.E.H. 1979. A re-examination of the Daly River data. Canberra. (pMS 4378)
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Unconfirmed
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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
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Meritjamui
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)