D39: Gawambaraay

AIATSIS Code: 
D39
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gawambaraay

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Name
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Horton Name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kawambarai
Thesaurus heading language
Gawambaraay language D39
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gawambaray language (D39) (Qld SH55-16)
Tindale (1974)
Kawamparai (said to be language name, ['kawam] = ['guin] = no), Koinbere, Koinberi, Gawambarai, Goin-berai, Koinberri, Guinbrai, Guinberai, 'Mole tribe,' Coo-in-bur-ri, Wirriri (a valid alternative name for the tribe ['wir:i = no]), Wirriwirri, Wooratherie (of Tibbetts).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Koinberri
Glottocode
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Other sources
Gawambaraay [Ash, Giacon, and Lissarrague 2003]
Synonyms
Coo in bur ri
Gawambarai
Ginniebal
Goinberai
Guinberai
Guinbrai
Juwalarai
Kawambarai
Kawamparai
Koinbere
Koinberi
Koinberri
Kwambarai"Mole tribe"
Mooran Mooran
Waholari
Walarai
Walari
Warlarai
Weraerai
Weraiari
Wiraiarai
Wirra:arai
Wirri Wirri
Wirriri
Wirriwirri
Wolaroi
Wolaroo
Wolleri
Wolroi
Woolaroi
Wooratherie
Gawambaray
Goin berai
Mole tribe
Comment
Language comment
References

Ash, Anna, John Giacon & Amanda Lissarrague eds. 2003. Gamilaraay - Yuwaalaraay - Yuwaalayaay dictionary. Alice Springs: IAD Press.
Austin, Peter, Corinne J. Williams & Stephen Wurm. 1980. The linguistic situation in north central New South Wales. In Papers in Australian Linguistics 13, 167-180. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Mathews, Robert Hamilton. 1902. Languages of some native tribes of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Journal of the Royal Society of NSW 36:135-190.
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
Confirmed
Location
State
NSW
QLD
Location information
It was probably spoken around Boggabilla (Austin, Williams and Wurm 1980:168). ... on the Barwon River about Gobabilla, Boobera, and Tulloona, New South Wales. The Pikumbil people adjoin the Kawambrai on the north-west, and the Yukumbil on the south-east (Mathews 1902:145). Tindale (1974) locates Kawambarai (D39) north of Dubbo but this area is assigned to Wayilwan [D20] by Austin (2008). This database employs the location given by Austin (1980) as above.
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary) - unclear status
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES GROUPCentral inland New South Wales subgroup*GawambaraayGamilaraay (Kamilaroi) Williams (1980) further dialects: Yuwaalaraay, Yuwaaliyaay (Euahlayi), Gunjbaraay, Gawambaraay, Wirayaraay (or Wiriwiri), Walaraay
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWiradhuricGawambaraayGamilaraay (Kamilaroi) [dialects: Gamilaraay, Northern Gamilaraay, Guyinbaraay, Gamilaraay, Wiriyaraay, Gawambaraay, Yuwaaliyaay]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricGawambaray
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)
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