Y212: Kuuk Thayem

AIATSIS code: 
Y212
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuuk Thayem

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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Tayem [Hall MS 544]
Synonyms
Thaayem, Tayem
Comment
Comments: 

Alpher (2006 p.c.) says that wordlists in Hall (MS 544) for Thaayorre Y69, Thayem and Thayunhth 215 indicate they are basically the same language.

Gaby reports that Kuuk Thaayorre Y69 speakers remember the names of additional dialects Kuuk Thaayunth, Kuuk Thayem and Kuuk Thanon, but these seem to have approximated standard Kuuk Thaayorre as speaker numbers dwindle (2006:3).

 

References: 
  • Gaby, Alice. 2006. A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne: PhD. <https://web.archive.org/web/20070921033949/http://eprints.infodiv.unimel...
  • Hall, Allen. 1968. A depth-study of the Thaayorr language of the Edward River tribe, Cape York Peninsula : being a description of the phonology with a brief grammatical outline and samples of lexicon and oral literature. University of Queensland: Masters. MS 544.
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Confirmed
Location
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QLD
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUP Upper southwest Pama group Thayem Kuuk Thaayorre Hall (1972) further dialects: Yak, Kirka, Thayem, Thayunth
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Western Pama Thaayem  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)