Y14: Yangathimri

AIATSIS code: 
Y14
AIATSIS reference name: 
Yangathimri

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
Tjungundji
Horton name
Tjungundji
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Tjongkandji
Tindale (1974)
Tjungundji, Tyongandyi, Chongandji, Tjongangi, Tjungundji, Joonkoonjee, Joongoonjie, Chunkunji, Chin-ganji, ? Ngucrand (perhaps a horde).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Tjunguntji [Crowley MS 1002] Yangatimri [Crowley 1981]
Synonyms
Tjungundji, Tjongkandji, Chinganji, Chongandji, Chunkunji, Djonggandji, Joongoonjie, Joonkoonjee, Ngucrand, Tjongangi, Tyongandyi, Tjunguntji, Chin ganji
Comment
Comments: 

Crowley states that the language of the Tjungudji (Y14) people is known as Yangathimri which is closely related to Anguthimri Y20. Crowley draws attention to Thomson's ethnographic 1934 work about the Tjungundji people (1981:149).

References: 
  • Crowley, Terry. 1981. The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri. In Handbook of Australian languages vol. 2, eds. R. M. W. Dixon and B. J. Blake, 147-194 + map p.146. Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Crowley, Terry. 1975, Cape York tape transcriptions. MS 1002.
  • 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.
  • Thomson, Donald. 1934. Notes on a Hero Cult from the Gulf of Carpentaria, N. Queensland. Royal Anthropological Institute -- Journal, v.64, 1934; 217-235.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Cullen Point; west of mouth of Batavia River; south for about 15 miles (24 km.) (Tindale 1974:186). (Batavia River is now known as Wenlock River). Between Cullen Point and Janie Creek (Crowley 1981:149). Tjungundji which possesses a small territory from Cullen Point to a creek about 12 miles to the south, known locally as Janie Creek (Thomson 1934: 218).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates>8
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS10
2005Estimate10
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 Less than 1 1
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)   NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP* Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b) Tjungundji Hale (1966b), Crowley (1981) dialects: Nggerikudi (or Yupungati), Tjungundji, Mpakwithi, Awngthim (with subdialects Mamngayt, Ntrwa'ngayth, Thyanngayth), Ntra'angith, Aingith, Linngithigh
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Tjungundji  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Northern Pama Tjungundji  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Northern Pama Djonggandji  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)