Y181: Western Ayapathu

AIATSIS code: 
Y181
AIATSIS reference name: 
Western Ayapathu

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Rigsby (2005 p.c.) says there appear to be two languages that go by the name Ayapathu: Ayapathu Y60 and Western Ayapathu. Western Ayapathu only recently became known; it is closely related to Ayapakanh Y64. Verstraete and Rigsby (2015:2) report the location of (Western) Ayapathu (Y181) as being to the south-west of Yintyingka Y236. They provide grammatical information and lexical items base on a wordlist by Hamilton (//www.oocities.org/athens/delphi/2970/ayapathu.htm>, viewed 10/12/2015) as well a 1997 manuscript entitled Ayapathu fieldnotes (neither of which is in the AIATSIS collection).
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  • Hamilton, Philip. 1997. Ayapathu wordlist. (<http://www.oocities.org/athens/delphi/2970/ayapathu.htm>, viewed 10 December 2015.)
  • Hamilton, Philip. 1997. Ayapathu fieldnotes. Manuscript. (Cited in Verstraete & Rigsby 2015.)
  • Verstraete, Jean-Christophe & Bruce Rigsby. 2015. A grammar and lexicon on Yintyingka. Pacific Linguistics 648. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. (RB V566.82/G1)
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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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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)