G24: Mayi-Kutuna

AIATSIS Code: 
G24
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Mayi-Kutuna

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Mayi-Kutuna
Ethnologue name
Mayaguduna
ISO 639-3 code
xmy
Tindale name
Maikudunu
Thesaurus heading
Mayi-Kutuna language (G24) (Qld SE54-14)
Tindale (1974)
Maikudun, Maikudung, Maigudung, Mikoodoono, Maigudina, Mygoodan, Mygoodano, Mayagoondoon, Mika-doon, Mikoolun ([sic] Roth, 1897; probably misprint, but see Maikulan).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
maya1280
Other sources
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Synonyms
Mayaguduna
Maikudunu
Marago
Mayi Yali
Maigudina
Maigudung
Maikudung
Mayagudunu
Maygudan
Mygoodan
Maikudun
Mikoodoono
Mygoodano
Mayagoondoon
Mika doon
Mikoolun
Comment
Language comment
According to Breen (1981:2, 15), Mayi is the word for ‘speech’ or ‘language’ in two mutually unintelligible but closely related languages from the Gulf area of Queensland, one being Mayi-Kutuna and the other being a dialect chain comprising Mayi-Thakurti G16, Ngawun G17, Mayi-Kulan G25, Mayi-Yapi G20 and Wunumara G16.1. Breen also says that Mayi is used by speakers to refer to these two languages as a group.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland Gulf country. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. (B B832.72/M1)
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
QLD
Location information
Middle Leichhardt River; north to Augustus Downs; south to Mount Cuthbert; western boundary on edge of inland plateau (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
6
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word list2?
Text CollectionNone0
Grammar2 (on Ngawun)
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Gavan, Breen 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland gulf country Canberra: AIAS. [mainly on Ngawun]
Dictionary: 
Gavan, Breen 1981. The Mayi languages of the Queensland gulf country Canberra: AIAS.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Peter Sutton
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMayaguduna
Dixon (2002)MAYIC SUBGROUP* Breen (1981b)Mayi-KutunaMayi-Kutuna
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanMayaguduna
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMayabicMayaguduna
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMayabic PamaMayaguduna
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)

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