Y131: Yanga

AIATSIS code: 
Y131
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yanga

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Yanga
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Jangaa
Tindale (1974)
Purkaburra (horde at Percyville).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Jangaa, Janggal, Janga:, Yangaa, Purkaburra
Comment
Comments: 

Yanga (Y131) may be the same as Nyangga N154 and Ganggalida G34.

Sutton says that Mbara G21 (and Mitjamba G18) are mutually intelligible with Yanga (Y131) (in Oates 1974:298). Listed in Capell (1963) under Janga and in Tindale as Jangaa (1974:170). 

Not to be confused with Yangga E52.

 

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. 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.
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Potential data
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Head of Gilbert River, south of Forsayth to Gilber-ton and Gregory Range; east to near Oak Park, Percyville, and headwaters of Copperfield River; west to Glenora (Tindale 1974).

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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: 
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)   SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP   Yanga Mbara (and, possibly, Yanga; alternative names: Ambara, Bargal)
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Southern Pama Yanga  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Yangaa  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Mari Jangaa