C33: Karranga

AIATSIS code: 
C33
AIATSIS reference name: 
Karranga

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Karangpurru
Ethnologue name
Mudbura (Karranga)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Karrangpurru (Rose) [Sutton 1995:112]
Synonyms
Mudbura, Karangpurru, Karrangpurru
Comment
Comments: 

McConvell (2006 p.c.) suspects Karranga was a dialect of Mudburra C25 because people said it was similar to Mudburra; but it is impossible to determine whether it is a dialect of Mudburra or a separate language since there is no recording of available. The word Karrangpurru refers to the people.

 

References: 
  • Harvey, Mark. 2009. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
  • Meakins, Felicity . 2011. Case-marking in contact : the development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • McConvell, Patrick. 1980. Hierarchical variation in pronominal clitic attachment in the eastern Ngumbin languages. In Contributions to Australian linguistics, eds Bruce Rigsby and Peter Sutton, 31-117. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

The general associations of Karranga were to the Victoria River and its eastern drainage from approximately the junction of the Victoria with the Armstrong and downstream to approximately the junction with Cow Creek. The following areas and sites were associated with Karranga: Yarralin, Victoria River Downs homestead, Moolooloo, Killarney homestead (Harvey 2009).

Maps: 
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Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Ngumbin Mudbura (Karranga)  
Dixon (2002)   NORTHERN DESERT FRINGE SUBGROUP Edgar Range to Victoria River subgroup* Karranga Mudbura further dialects: Karranga, Pinkangarna
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Ngumbin Karranga Mudburra [dialects: Karranga, Western (Mudburra), Eastern (Mudburra)]
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)