Y56: Wik Ngathanya

AIATSIS code: 
Y56
AIATSIS reference name: 
Wik Ngathanya

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wik (Wiknatanja)
Ethnologue name
Wik-Ngathana
ISO 639-3 code
wig
Tindale name
Wiknatanja
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
Wik-Ngartona, Wik-Natan, Wik-ngatona.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wikn1245
Other sources
Wiknatanja, Wik-Ngathana [Sutton 1978:39] Ngaduna, Ngadanja [Wik-ngatona Capell 1963:Y101]
Synonyms
Wik Ngathana, Wik, Wiknatanja, Wikatinda, Wik Ompom, Wikampama, Wik Kalkan, Wik Ngathara, Wik Epa, Wikepa, Wik Meanha, Wikmean, Mimungkum, Wik Mungkana, Wiknantjara, Natanya, Ngadanja, Wig Ngadhan, Wikngatan, Wik Natan, Wik Ngartona, Wik ngatona
Comment
Comments: 
See and use Wik Ngathan Y54. Sutton treats Wik Ngathanya and Wik Ngathan Y54 as referring to the same language and uses Wik-Ngathan as the standard.
References: 
  • 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.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Wik-Ngathan dictionary. Adelaide: Caitlin Press.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1978. Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keerweer, Cape York Peninsula, Australia, University of Queensland: PhD. (MS 1274).
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 

Coast at mouths of Kendall River (Tindale 1974).

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt100-200
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 Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection None 0
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 

Sutton, Peter. 1978. Appendix 1: The Wik-Ngathana language. In Sutton Wik: Aboriginal society, territory and language at Cape Keenweer, Cape York Peninsula, University of Queensland: PhD.

Dictionary: 

Sutton, Peter. 1995. Wik-Ngathan dictionary Adelaide. Adelaide, SA: Caitlin Press.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Ngathana  
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Wik-Ngathana  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Middle Pama Wik-Ngathana  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Middle Pama Ngadanja  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)