E28: Wakka Wakka^

AIATSIS Code: 
E28
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wakka Wakka^

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Wakka Wakka language (Previously Wakawaka language)
ABS Name
-
Horton Name
Waka Waka
Ethnologue name
Wakawaka
ISO 639-3 code
wkw
Tindale name
Wakawaka
Thesaurus heading
Waka Waka / Wakka Wakka language (E28) (Qld SG56-10)
Tindale (1974)
Waa (valid alternative), Wakka-wakka, Waka, Wakka, Woga, Wokka, Wakar, Wakkar, Wackar, Waku-wuka, Wogga, Wuka Wuka, ? Nukunukubara, Wapa (Kabikabi term meaning 'inlanders'), Wa:bar (applied to several tribes), Mungar (spotted gum tree people); ['waka] = no.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wakkawakka, Waka, Woga, Wokka, Wogga, Wokkari, Nukunukubara, Wa
Glottocode
waka1274
Other sources
Woga (E. Cunningham 1887, O'Connor 1887), Wogga (O'Connor 1887), Woka (Landsborough and Curr 1887), Wokka (Illidge 1887, Armitage n.d.), Wacca-Wacca (Gir-oonbah 1894, Meston n.d.), Wakar/Wackar (Shirley 1896), Wuka Wuka (Ross 1904), Wakka Wakka (Mathew 1910), Waka (Parry-Okeden 1914), Wakka (Watson 1943/4), Waka Waka (Winterbotham 1957), Wagawaga (Capell 1963), Wakawaka (Tindale 1938), Woka-Woka (Hall n.d.a), Wakka-Wakka (Holmer 1983) [Kite and Wurm 2004:4]
Synonyms
Waga Waga
Wakawaka
Waka Waka
Bujiebara
Dungibara
Dungidau
Garumga
Garumngar
Kaiabara
Enibura
Gowrburra
Koolaburra
Mungar
Nukunukubara
Wa
Wabar
Waa
Wacca Wacca
Wackar
Waka
Wakar
Wakka
Wakka wakka
Wakkar
Wakkawakka
Waku wuka
Wapa
Wilili
Wililililee
Willillee
Woga
Wogga
Wokka
Wokkari
Wuka Wuka
Wuli wuli
Wulili
Wagawaga
Woka
Wakar/Wackar
Woka Woka
Comment
Language comment
References

Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Kite, Suzanne, and Stephen A. Wurm. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Jones, Stephen. 1990. A submerged history :Baroon, Aborigines and white invasion. Maleny, Qld.: Stephen Jones.
Terrill, Angela. 1998. Biri A salvage study of a Queensland language; Honours thesis ANU. MS 3262.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
... to the west and northwest of the Dungidjau. Bounded in the east by the Brisbane River and Jimna Range. Extending as far north as Gayndah and Mundubbera on the Burnett River and went west to the Boyne River and Bunya Mountains (Tennant-Kelly 1935 Tribes on Cherburg Settlement, Queensland as quoted in Kite and Wurm 2004:6). Nanango north to Mount Perry behind Coast Range; west to Boyne Rive, Upper Burnett River and Mundubbera; at Kingaroy, Murgon and Gayndah (Capell 1963 E59).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
4442
NILS endangerment grade
0
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: 
-
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
-
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Suzanne Kite, Stephen Wurm,
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWakawakaWakawaka [dialects: Duungidjawu, Wagawaga. Related to Wuliwuli, Barunggam, Gayabara, Muringam, which may be extinct.]
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUPWaka-Gabi areal groupWaga-WagaWaga-Waga Kite (2000) further dialects: Wuli-Wuli, Dala, Djakunda, Barunggam, Duungidjawu
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicWaga
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWagawaga (Wakawaka) (dialect of Waga)Waga [dialects: Wagawaga (Wakawaka), Dalla, Ngalbu (Nalbo), Dungibara, Garumga, Duungidjawu]
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWaga-Waga
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWakawaka
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyanWakawaka