Y72: Yir Yoront

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AIATSIS Code: 
Y72
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Yir Yoront

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Cape York Peninsula Languages, nec (Yir Yoront)
Horton Name
Yir Yoront
Ethnologue name
Yir Yoront
ISO 639-3 code
yiy
Tindale name
Jirjoront
Thesaurus heading language
Yir Yoront language Y72
Thesaurus heading (old)
Yir Yoront language (Y72) (Qld SD54-15)
Tindale (1974)
Yir Yoront, Yir-yiront, Kokomindjan (valid alternative with the accentuation as given above), KokoMindjin, Kokominjan, KokoMandjoen, Koko-manjoen, KokoMinjen, Koka-mungin.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Yir? Yoront, Kokomindjin, Kokomandjoen, Kokominjen
Glottocode
yiry1245
Other sources
Kuuk-Thawvnhon and Koko-Minychéna (Kuuk-Thaayorre names for Yir Yoront), Yirr-Yorront, YirrqYorront and Yirrq-Thuch (Yir Yoront names for themselves), Kok-Minychéna (Koko Bera name for Yir Yoront [Alpher 2006 p.c.)
Synonyms
Yirr Yorront
Yirr Thutjim
Cape York Peninsula Languages
Jir Joront
Dangedl
Dhanuun
Djudjan
Dudjym
Gorminag
Gwandera
Jirjoront
JirJorond
Jir djudjam
Jir Jirond
Jirmel
Koka mungin
Koko manjoen
KokoMandjoen
Kokomindjan
Kokomindjen
KokoMindjin
Kokominjan
KokoMinjen
Mandjoen
Mel Jir
Millera
Mindjana
Mindjen
Mindjin
Mundjun
Mynduno
NgambaWandh
YirThangedl
Yir yiront
Yir Yorond
Yirmel
Yirtangettle
Yirtutiym
Kokomindjin
Kokomandjoen
Kokominjen
Kuuk Thawvnhon
Koko Minychéna
YirrqYorront
Yirrq Thuch
Kok Minychéna
Comment
Language comment
References

Alpher, Barry. 100 word list for Australian languages ; Wik Mungkany, Yir Yiront and Yir Thangedl. PMS 14.
Alpher, Barry. 1973. Son of ergative: the Yir Yoront language of northeast Australia, Cornell University: PhD. (MS 77).
Alpher, Barry. 1991. Yir-Yoront lexicon: sketch and dictionary of an Australian language: Trends in Linguistics, Documentation 6. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
The territory of these people lies in northeastern Queensland, on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, near the mouth of the Mitchell River, approximately between 15 and 15.15 south latitude. Most of the speakers of the language now live just south of their original territory, at the Mitchell River settlement (until May 1967 a Church of England Mission) (Alpher 1973:1). He gives the "main Yir Yoront" as living on the Coleman River and the northern half of Wallaby Island. Of these, the people living closest to the beach are known as pamlopm. The Yir Tjutjm are given as living on the southern part of Wallaby Island, the Kin Kopol to the east of the North Mitchell River, and the Yir Thangedl at the mouth of the South Mitchell River. People who characterize themselves as Yir Tjutjm say their territory is "Main Mitchell", or near the mouth of the Main Mitchell. Those designated by others as Kin Kopol usually refer to themselves as Yir Tjutjm, and apply the term Kin Kopol to groups father east, like the Yir Mayin (Alpher 1973:5). About mouth of Coleman River and the three widely separated mouths of the Mitchell River, extending along the coast between them and inland to about the limits of tidal waters. (Tindale) Most speakers of Yir-Yoront currently live at the settlement Kowanyama (formerly Mitchell River Missioin) a few live just to the north at Pormpuraaw (formerly Edward River Mission). Both settlements are former Anglican missions; both lie just outside traditional Yir-Yoront country (Alpher 1991:1)
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Barry Alpher, Donald Emerson Crim
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
46 - 50 - - - 0 -
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
15
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Alpher, Barry. 1973. Son of ergative: the Yir Yoront language of northeast Australia, Cornell University: PhD.
Dictionary: 
Alpher, Barry. 1991. Yir-Yoront lexicon : sketch and dictionary of an Australian language. Berline: Mouton de Gruyter.
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Yir Yoront Yir Yoront Yir Yoront [dialects: Dangedl (Dhanu'un, Djudjan, Dudjym), Gorminang, Jir'jorond (Jirmel Mel-Jir, Ngamba'wandh, Yirmel, Yirtangettle, Yir Thangedl, Yirtutiym).]
Dixon (2002)   WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUP Coastal southwest Pama group Yir-Yoront (Yirr-Yorront, or Yirr-Thutjim) Yir-Yoront (Yirr-Yorront, or Yirr-Thutjim) Alpher (1991) further dialects: Yirrk-Thangalkl (=Yirr(k)-Mel)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman   Yir Yoront  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Western Pama Yir Yoront  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan   Western Pama Yir Yorond  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Western Pama Yir Yoront (Koko Mindjan)  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Western Pama Jir Joront