D35: Guyambal

AIATSIS code: 
D35
AIATSIS reference name: 
Guyambal

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Ngarabal (Kwiambal)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kwiambal
Thesaurus heading language
Guyambal language D35
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kwiambal / Gujambal language (D35) (Qld SH56-01)
Tindale (1974)
Koi, Kweembul, Quieumble, Queenbulla (now a place name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Cambooble [Barlow 1873]
Synonyms
Ngarabal, Kwiambal, Yugambal, Cambooble, Gambabwal, Gwaimbal, Kaoambal, Kwaimbal, Koi, Kweembul, Quieumble, Queenbulla
Comment
Comments: 
Guyambal was described as a dialect of Bigambil by Capell (1963: D17) and Oates (1975: 222-3), although Wafer and Lissarrague did not find any clear links between Guyambal D35, Bigambal D34 or Yugambal E11. They place Guyambal in this east Queensland border areal grouping, which is defined by these language varieties' ambiguous relationships with neighbouring languages (2008: 333).
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. 1926-1931. The Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown papers 1880-1955: notebooks and vocabularies. MS 995. (Box1 Item1)
  • 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.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
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Potential data
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
Lower Severn River, Fraser Creek, and Ashford (Tindale 1974). ... on the Bundarra River, tributary of the Gwyder (Radcliffe-Brown 1926-1931). Weir and Moonie Rivers, east of Nindigully, Q'land; at Talwood, Q'land., Maclntyre River from east of Boomi to Texas; at Yetman, Boggabilla and Middle Creek. (Capell 1963).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
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2005Estimate-
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word list1 (unclear status)
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Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalGuyambal
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalGuyambal (Kwaimbal, Kwiambal)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalKwaimbal