D40: Barunggam

AIATSIS Code: 
D40
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Barunggam

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Barunggam
Ethnologue name
Wakawaka [Barunggam]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Barunggam
Thesaurus heading
Barunggam language (D40) (Qld SG56-09)
Tindale (1974)
Barungam, Parrungoom, Murrumgama, Murrun-gama, Murrumningama, Kogai (this name is used also for the language of tribes to the west), Gogai, Cogai.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Murrungama, Murrumningama
Glottocode
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Other sources
Parrungoom (Barlow 1872-73), Barunggam (Tindale 1974, Holmer 1983) [Kite 2004:4]
Synonyms
Wakawaka
Barunggama
Barungam
Parrungoom
Murrumgama
Murrun gama
Murrumningama
Kogai
Gogai
Cogai
Comment
Language comment
Kite and Wurm (2004) list Barunggam as a dialect of Waga-Waga E28. There is some uncertainty around relationship between Barunggam, Muringam D56 and 'Murrungama / Murrumningama / Murrumningana'. Generally the latter are reported as alternative names for Barunggam, but Black & Walsh (1989) connect Murrumningana with Muringam, keeping Barunggam distinct. Walsh 1981, Wurm 2004 and the Ethnologue do not mention Murrumningana (or variants) but make a distinction between Muringam and Barunggam. Curr supplies language data for 'the Murrumningama' group, whose location aligns with that of Barunggam (1887, vol. 3, pp. 220-21). Murrumningama is consequently listed as a variant of Barunggam in the Thesaurus. Kite and Wurm describe Baruŋgam (D40) as a Waga-Waga E28 dialect, the others being Wuli-Wuli E89, Djagunda E27, Dala E25, Waga-Waga (which indicates this is used as both a language name and a dialect name), Duuŋidjawu E20, Nalbo E90 and Giabal D41 (2004:4).
References

Black, Paul, and Michael Walsh. 1989. Guide to the languages of the Aboriginal Australians, ms.
Curr, E.M. 1887. Condamine and Charleys Creek : Murrumningama tribe. In The Australian Race. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer.
Kite, Suzanne, and Stephen A. Wurm. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
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.
Walsh, Michael. 1981. Maps of Australia and Tasmania. In Language atlas of the Pacific area Pt 1, eds S. A. Wurm and Shirô Hattori. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Wurm, Stephen. 1994. Australian classification. In Atlas of the world’s languages, eds C. Moseley and R. E. Asher, 114-118. New York: Routledge.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Headwaters of Condamine River east of Jackson to about Dalby; north about Charley Creek to Dividing Range and west to Wongorgera and Woleebee; south to Tara; at 165 Chinchilla and Jandowae. Their country is on the red soils south and west of the Dividing Range (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
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Speaker NILS table
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualLess than 11
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)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWakawaka [Barunggam]Wakawaka [dialects: Duungidjawu, Wagawaga. Related to Wuliwuli, Barunggam, Gayabara, Muringam, which may be extinct.]
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUPWaka-Gabi areal groupBarunggamWaga-Waga Kite (2000) further dialects: Wuli-Wuli, Dala, Djakunda, Barunggam, Duungidjawu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicBarunggam
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanBarunggam
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanBarunggama
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMain WiradjuricBarunggama?
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWiradjuricMainBarunggam