D35: Guyambal

AIATSIS Code: 
D35
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Guyambal

tab group

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
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
Language comment
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.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
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).
Maps
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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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word list1 (unclear status)
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalGuyambal
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalGuyambal (Kwaimbal, Kwiambal)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMiyalKwaimbal