D36: Geynyan

AIATSIS code: 
D36
AIATSIS reference name: 
Geynyan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Keinjan
Thesaurus heading language
Geynyan language D36
Thesaurus heading (old)
Geinyan language (D36) (Qld SH56-02)
Tindale (1974)
Gee-en-yun, Wawpa (general language name given by Darling Downs tribes and shared with Giabal and tribes to the north).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Geinyan, Gheeannun (Gardner 1851-1854) [Sharpe 2005:2]
Synonyms
Gee en yun, Gee enyun, Keinjan, Wawpa, Geinjan, Geinyan, Gheeannun, Keinyan
Comment
Comments: 
Sharpe coined the name Yugambeh - Bundjalung as a cover term for a group of dialects from north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland (2005) and produced a dictionary (on CDROM) of Yugambeh - Bundjalung in 2013. Crowley and Sharpe classify Geynyan (D36) as a member of this chain. Crowley calls it 'Warwick' after the place name in Queensland (see Maps in Crowley 1978:158 and Sharpe 2005:vii). The name Geynyan is an exonym used by Sharpe's Gidhabal E14 collaborators, initially recorded by Gardner 1851-54, 'Gheeannun' and remembered by Gidhabal people in the 1960s (in Sharpe, 2005:2). Oates (1975:212-213) described Keinyan (D36) as belonging to the Giabalic group, along with Giabal D41 and Kambuwal D29 (in Wafer and Lissarrague, 2008:334). See also other dialects in the Bundjalung - Yugembeh dialect chain: Birihn E72; Casino language E73; Ngarabal E92; Dinggabal E16.1; Galibal E15; Gidhabal E14; Mananjahli E76; Minyangbal E18; Nerang Creek language E77; Nganduwal E78; Ngarahgwal E79; Nyangbal E75; Wahlubal E16.2; Wehlubal E80; Wiyabal E16; Wudjebal E96. Documentation for Bundjalung E12 and / or Yugambeh E17 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Sharpe, Margaret. 2005. Grammar and texts of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung dialect chain in Eastern Australia. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Wafer, Jim & 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Warwick/Allora region (Sharpe 2005:2)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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 Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Giabalic Geinjan
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Giabalic Keinyan
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Miyan Keinjan