C20: GURINDJI

AIATSIS Code: 
C20
AIATSIS Reference name: 
GURINDJI

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Gurindji language
ABS Name
Gurindji
Horton Name
Gurindji
Ethnologue name
Gurinji
ISO 639-3 code
gue
Tindale name
Korindji
Thesaurus heading
Gurindji language (C20) (NT SE52-08)
Tindale (1974)
Guirindji, Gurindji, Garundji, Koorangie
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
guri1247
Other sources
Synonyms
Gurindji
Kuurrinjtji
Gurinji
Kartangarurru
Korindji
Kurintji
Malngin
Tjial
Wandjira
Coorinji
Corringi
Garundji
Goarango
Guirindji
Gurindzi
Gurrinji
Guurindji
Koorangie
Kooringee
Kwarandji
Kwaranjee
We arr ung
Comment
Language comment
McConvell (2006 p.c.) distinguishes two dialects of Gurindji, Eastern Gurindji C30 and Malngin K30, and says that Wanyjirra K21 and Kartangarurru C34 could also be treated as dialects of Gurindji.
References

Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Gurindji proper starts to the south of this (Jiyiljurrung of Wattie Creek or 'Seale River' area), although Jiyiljurrung descendants now speak Gurindji and are considered Gurindji (McConvell in Sutton 1995:109).
Maps
  • McConvell, Patrick. 1980. Hierarchical variation in pronominal clitic attachment in the eastern Ngumbin languages. In Contributions to Australian linguistics, eds B Rigsby and P Sutton, 31-117. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Nordlinger, Rachel. 1998. A grammar of Wambaya, Northern Territory (Australia). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
McConvell, Patrick, Gurindji dictionary, ASEDA 0564.
Programs
Activities: 
Patrick McConvell is writing a grammer and dictionary. Felicity Meakins is doing research on Gurindji Kriol. They both also do research on child language acquisition of Gurindji speaking children.
People: 
Patrick McConvell, HelenMcNair, Norman McNair, Felicity Meakins, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNgumbinGurinjiGurinji [dialects: Malngin, Wanyjirra (Wandjirra)]
Dixon (2002)NORTHERN DESERT FRINGE SUBGROUPEdgar Range to Victoria River subgroup*Gurindji (Kuurrinjtji)Gurindji (Kuurrinjtji) McConvell (ms.a) further dialects: Wanjdjirra, Malngin, Wurlayi, Ngarinman, Pilinara; possibly also Kartangarurru
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestGurindji
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNgumbinGurindji (Guurindji)Gurindji (Guurindji) [dialects: Eastern (Gurindji), Malngin, Western (Gurindji), Wanyjirra]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorthern Western Desert TypeNgumbin (Eastern Kimberleys)Gurindji
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)NgumbinGurindji
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNgumbinGurindji