W45: Watjanmay

AIATSIS code: 
W45
AIATSIS reference name: 
Watjanmay

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Name
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Horton name
Kalaamaya (Watjanmay)
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Synonyms
Kalaamaya, Galamaia, Jabururru, Jawan, Kalamaia, Kelamai, Natingero, Takalako, Yabro
Comment
Comments: 
Thieberger (1993) and Blevins (2001:2) both list Watjanmay as an alternative name of Watjanti W13, while Douglas (1968, 1981) treats them as separate. Douglas (1981 and MS 1369) comments that 'Wirtimaya' A13 was called 'Watjanmay' by the Nyungars W41. However, Douglas's 1976 map locates 'Watjanmay' south-east of Patimay A14 while his 1981 map locates 'Wirtimaya' north-west of Patimaya A14. There are some sketchy notes about the Watjanmay language in Douglas (PMS 5833).
References: 
  • Blevins, Juliette. 2001. Nhanda: an Aboriginal language of Western Australia: Oceanic Linguistics Special Publications, no. 30. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. Word lists - Karlamay, Malpa, Tjapanmay, Watjanmay. (PMS 5833).
  • Douglas, Wilfrid H. 1968. The Aboriginal languages of south-west Australia: speech forms in current use and a technical description of Njungar: Australian Aboriginal Studies 14, Linguistic Series 4. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid H. 1976. The Aboriginal languages of south-west Australia: speech forms in current use and a technical description of Njungar: Australian Aboriginal Studies 14, Linguistic Series 4. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Douglas, Wilfrid. 1981. Watjarri. In Handbook of Australian languages, Vol. 2, eds R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 196-272. Canberra: ANU Press.
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WA
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Speakers
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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)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWatjanmay
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyungarWatjanmay
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NyungarWatjanmay
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)