Yadhaykenu

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The locations of the language varieties of Cape York Peninsula shown on this map are not intended for Land Claim use, and are an approximate guide only. Individual language project locations are based on information from publicly available documents.  

This map is a work in progress and is to be regarded as a dynamic draft. Pama Language Centre welcomes additions and corrections to the draft map and to information about the language varieties listed.

Reg Williams – Yadhaykenu elder and language champion.

The Northern Peninsula Area is composed of five communities: Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia. The peoples of the Angkamuthi, Atambaya, and Yadhaykanu clans settled the Injinoo community. New Mapoon was settled by the clans of Tjungundji and related groups including the Mpakwithi, who came from the area around Port Musgrave.

Bamaga and Seisia were settled by a small number of families from Saibai island, south of the Fly River Delta in Papua New Guinea whilst Umagico was developed by a number of different groups, chief among them the Bakanambia and Jeteneru people from Princess Charlotte Bay and the Wuthathi people from Lockhart River.

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AUSTLANG reference nameYadhaykenu
OTHER REFERENCE CODE(S)ISO 639-3 code?
LANGUAGE VARIETY NAME, PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION/jadaka:na/
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LANGUAGE VARIETY NAME, PHONEMIC TRANSCRIPTION/’jaðeka:na/
LANGUAGE VARIETY COMPLEXInjinoo Ikya, Uradhi
LANGUAGE STATUSMoribund (EGIDS 8)
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