|110 (2006 census)|
adt – Adnyamathanha
gvy – Guyani
The name of the witchetty grub comes from Adnyamathanha.
This language has been known by many names and variants of names, including:
- Adnyamathanha, Adynyamathanha, Adjnjamathanha, Atʸnʸamat̪an̪a, Adnjamathanha, Adnyamathana, Anyamathana, Ad'n'amadana, Anjimatana, Anjiwatana, Unyamootha
- Wailpi, Wailbi, Waljbi, Wipie, the name of a dialect
- Gadjnjamada, Kanjimata, Keydnjmarda
Guyani is also spelled Kijani, Kuyani, Kwiani.
Adjnjamathanha and Guyani have the same phonemic inventory.
|High||i iː||u uː|
|Nasal||m ~ bm||ŋ||ɲ ~ ɟɲ||n̪ ~ d̪n̪||n ~ dn||ɳ ~ ɖɳ|
|Lateral||ʎ ~ ɟʎ||l̪ ~ d̪l̪||l ~ dl||ɭ ~ ɖɭ|
[v] may be an allophone of /p/.
While the closely related Guyani retains word-initial stops, Adnyamathanha has undergone systematic lenition of stops in this position. Former *p has become [v], former *t̪ and probably also *c have become /j/, and former *k has disappeared entirely.
Adnyamathanha has a complex system of personal pronouns. There are 10 different ways of saying ‘you and me’ (first person dual), depending on the relationship between the speaker and the person addressed.
- Adnyamathanha at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Guyani at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Adnyamathana at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (see the info box for additional links)
- Jeff Mielke, 2008. The emergence of distinctive features, p 135