Y63.1: Barrow Point

AIATSIS code: 
Y63.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Barrow Point

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Mutumui
Ethnologue name
Barrow Point
ISO 639-3 code
bpt
Tindale name
Mutumui
Thesaurus heading language
Barrow Point language Y63.1
Thesaurus heading (old)
Mutumui language (Y63.1) (Qld SD55-09)
Tindale (1974)
Mutumi, Baulam (Bakanambia term), Basthom (Bakanambia variation seemingly by individual with cleft palate), Karbungga (name, probably hordal, at Jeannie River), Eibole (language name), Ongwara (name of a dialect, means 'northern talk'), Jugaiwatha, Mbambylmu (horde or subtribe at Jack River).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
barr1247
Other sources
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Synonyms
Barrow Point language, Mutumui, Itu, Walmbaria, Basthom, Basthon, Baulam, Ebole, Eibole, Eipolin, Jugaiwatha, Karbungga, Mbambylmu, Mutumi, Njegudi, Ongwara, Mudumui
Comment
Comments: 

Barrow Point language (Y63.1) is affiliated with Ama Ambilmungu people Y62.

The records and codes for language and people are separated due to historical categories: previously, Pathways thesaurus listed Barrow Point language and Mutumui /Mudumuwi/Mudumui language and people under the same code (Y63.1). However, there is no Mutumui language. Sutton indicates this is a place name 'muthumuy' in a Barrow Point speaking country (1979:98).

Previously, Mbambylmu Y62 was used to refer to the language spoken on Barrow Point. Mbambylmu is a word derived from the clan name, Ama Ambilmungu Y62, affiliated with Barrow Point language (Y63.1) (Sutton, 1993:31).

Previously, the Thesaurus listed Gambilmugu as an alternate name for Walmbaria under the code (Y61). Gambiilmugu is a Guugu Yimidhirr name for Ama Ambilmungu (Sutton, 1993:34). The code (Y61) has been retired. 

 

References: 
  • Sutton, Peter. 1979. Australian language names. In Australian linguistic studies, ed. S. A. Wurm, 87-105. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1993. The Flinders Islands and Melville National Parks Land Claim. MS 3813 Vol.1.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate0
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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual 1-10 2
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Guugu Yimidhirr   Barrow Point  
Dixon (2002)   SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Guugu Yimidhirr/Barrow Point group Barrow Point language Barrow Point language
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point   Barrow Point  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point   Barrow Point  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Barrow Point or Cape Melville   Mudumui  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)