Y47: Wik Paach

AIATSIS code: 
Y47
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wik Paach

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Tindale name
Wikapatja
Thesaurus heading language
Wik Paach language Y47
Thesaurus heading (old)
Abodja language (Y47) (Qld SD54-07)
Tindale (1974)
Wikapatja
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Wik-Paacha [Sutton 1978, Black & Walsh] Paach (Wik Paach) [Sutton 2007 ILC presentation] Wik-Paach [Sutton 1978]
Synonyms
Wikapatja, Abodja, Wik Paacha, Wik-Paach
Comment
Comments: 
This language is mentioned in Sutton (1978) and Tindale (188:1974). The thesaurus previously listed Y47 with the name Abodja. The relationship between Abodja and Wik Paach is made on the basis of location (Capell 1963, Tindale 1974 and Sutton 1978).
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.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia, University of Queensland: PhD. (MS 1274).
  • 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: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Mangrove Islands of Archer River Delta, Q (Abodja Y1, Capell 1963; Oates & Oates 1970:199). A small tribe centered on the mangrove islands of Archer River delta (Tindale 1974).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates0
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
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2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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: 
not 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) Pama-Nyungan Paman Wik-Paach
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Paach
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Middle Pama Abodja
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)