Y108: Wagaman

AIATSIS code: 
Y108
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wagaman

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Agwamin (Wakamon)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wakaman
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)
Warkaman, Warkeeman, Warkamin, Warkeemon
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Agwamin, Wakamon, Ewamin, Wakara, Okenyika, Tjapatja, Wakaman, Wakkamon, Warkaman, Warkamin, Warkeeman, Warkeemon, Wataman, Warkeemin, Warkemon, Wata man
Comment
Comments: 

See and use Agwamin Y132. According to Sutton (1976:116), Tindale's vocabulary named Wakaman (Y108) is the same language as that recorded by both Tindale and Sutton as Agwamin. Further, Sutton's informant says that Wagaman is an alternative name for Agwamin Y132 and Wamin Y132.1.

Not to be confused with Wakaman Y233, which is a dialect of Kuku Yalanji Y78. Items in MURA described as relating to Wakaman (Y108) (upon which the documentation score was based) have been reassigned the appropriate heading - Wagaman Y233 or Agwamin Y132. In some cases the correct identity is not certain (Patz (2002:5) - citing Dixon and Sutton - notes that 'the name Wakaman was used by different informants for different languages'). In such case both headings have been applied.

 

References: 
  • Sutton, Peter. 1976. Languages of Cape York: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 6. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Head of Lynd River; north to Mungana and the vicinity of Chillagoe; east to Almaden and the Dividing Range, keeping in the low country; west to Dagworth; south to Mount Surprise (near Brooklands); at Crystalbrook and Bolwarra (Tindale 1974:187).

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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 Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note 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) Pama-Nyungan   Southern Pama Wagaman  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Wakaman