N59: Wengei

AIATSIS code: 
N59
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wengei

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Synonyms
Gunei, Gunwunei, Neing gu, Wengei, Wunei, Wengej
Comment
Comments: 
Capell (1963) says that this may be identical with Gunei N70 while Oates (1975:368) says it is possibly part of Gunwinjgu N65.
References: 
  • Elkin, Adolphus Peter, Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt. 1951. Social organization in Arnhem Land, l. Western Arnhem Land. Oceania 21(4):253-301.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
The We?i (or We?ei), adjoining and allied to the Ma?eridji, on the east Alligator River close to Indji?eiwamulg Landing (near Oenpelli Mission station) (Elkin, Berndt & Berndt: 1951: 254).
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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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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 None 0
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) Wengej
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)