Y102: Tjapatja

AIATSIS code: 
Y102
AIATSIS reference name: 
Tjapatja

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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
Wakaman (Tjapatja)
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Wagaman, Wakkamon, Warkaman, Warkeeman, Warkeemin, Warkamin, Warkemon, Warkeemon, Wata-man, Okenyika ( a horde), Tjapatja (a horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Tjapatja, Tyapatha [Oates & Oates 1970:205]
Synonyms
Djabadja, Wakaman, Tyapatha, Wagaman, Wakkamon, Warkaman, Warkeeman, Warkeemin, Warkamin, Warkemon, Warkeemon, Wata man, Okenyika
Comment
Comments: 
Capell (1963) says nothing is known beyond the listing by Sharp in Oceania vol. 9, no. 3 (p. 257). Tindale (1974) says that this is a people name. Based on the information available, Tjapatja is unlikely to be a language name.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Hottle, Dan. 2008. Dreaming as One. (HOTTLE_D001)
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Sharp, Lauriston. 1939. Tribes and totemism in north-east Australia. Oceania 9(3):(254)-275, 9(4):439-461.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. University of California Press/ANU Press.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
Headwaters of Mitchell River, Q (Oates & Oates 1970:205, Capell 1963).
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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 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) Unclassified Djabadja
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)