E29: Gubbi Gubbi

AIATSIS Code: 
E29
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gubbi Gubbi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Gubbi Gubbi language (Previously Gabi Language)
ABS Name
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Horton Name
Gubbi Gubbi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kabikabi
Thesaurus heading
Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi language (E29) (Qld SG56-06)
Tindale (1974)
Kabi (['kabi] = no), Cabbee, Karbi, Karabi, Carby-carbery, Kabbi, Kahby, Carby, Gabigabi, Dippil (general term embracing several tribes with languages akin to Kabikabi in southeastern Queensland), Dipple, Maiba (river chestnut people), Dundu:ra, Doondoora, Dundubara, Doon-dooburra (Hervey Bay people), Dowarburra (horde north of Kilkivan).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kabi, Karbi, Dippil
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Gabi Gabi
Dippil
Dallambara
Dowarbara
Dulingbara
Kabi Kabi
Nalbo
Undanbi
Cabbee
Cabee
Carby
Carby carbery
Dhapil
Dhipil
Dipple
Doon dooburra
Doondoora
Dowarburra
Dundu:ra
Dundubara
Gabi
Gabigabi
Kabbi
Kabi
Kabikabi
Kahby
Karabi
Karbi
Maiba
Comment
Language comment
Holmer describes a close relationship between Kabi Kabi (E29) and Batjala E30 but notes differences between them in morphology (1983:136).
References

Fesl Eve, Kathy Lynch and Terri Waller (2013). Gubbi Gubbi: A traditional language journey.
Holmer, Nils Magnus. 1983. Linguistic survey of south-eastern Queensland: Pacific Linguistics D-54. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Kite, Suzanne, and Stephen A. Wurm. 2004. The Duungidjawu language of southeast Queensland: grammar, texts and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics 553. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Mathew, John. 1910. Two representative tribes of Queensland : with an inquiry concerning the origin of the Australian race
London:Fisher, Unwin.

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.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Location: the coastal region from Caboolture in the south (perhaps including Bribie Island) to Childers in the north, and inland to the Jimna Range (Kite 2004: 7). Inland from Maryborough; north to Childers and Hervey Bay; south to near head of Mary River and Cooroy; west to Burnett and Coast Ranges and Kilkivan; at Gympie; not originally on Fraser Island although Curr (1886) mentions them as there (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
4 4 4 4
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
Bell, Jeanie, with assistance from Amanda Seed. 1994. Dictionary of the Gubbi-Gubbi and Butchulla languages. Brisbane: Jeanie Bell.
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Jeanie Bell, Margaret Sharpe, Birri-Gubba Wadja Bimbi Aboriginal Corporation
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)   CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUP Waka-Gabi areal group Gabi-Gabi (or Dippil) Gabi-Gabi (or Dippil) further dialect: Badjala
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic   Gabi  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Gabigabi Gabi [dialects: Gabigabi, Badjala]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Gabi-Gabi  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Kabikabi  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Waka-Kabic Than Kabikabi