E36: Goeng Goeng

AIATSIS code: 
E36
AIATSIS reference name: 
Goeng Goeng

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Goeng
Thesaurus heading language
Goeng Goeng language E36
Thesaurus heading (old)
Goeng Goeng language (E36) (Qld SG56-02)
Tindale (1974)
Goonine, Yungkono, GurangGurang (of Mathew only), Meeroni, Maroonee, Meerooni, Wide Bay tribe (of Palmer), ?Yamma.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Goonine, Meeroni, Maroonee
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Synonyms
Guweng Guweng, Coonine, Goeng, Maroonee, Meeroni, Daribalang >Goeng goeng, Goonine, Guweng, Yungkono, GurangGurang, Meerooni, Wide Bay tribe, Yamma
Comment
Comments: 
Breen describes Guweng-Guweng (E36) and Daribalang E33 as a dialects of Gureng-Gureng E32 (2009:247). Holmer says that Goreng-Goreng E32 and Goeng-Goeng (E36) are closely related members in the Wakka Group, in an eastern set which includes Kabi-Kabi E29 and Batjala E30 (1983:1). He notes differences in the form of some words between Goreng-Goreng E32 and Goeng-Goeng (E36) where a rhotic is replaced with a semi-vowel, illustrated in the dialect names (1981: 105).
References: 
  • Breen, Gavan. 2009. The Biri dialects and their neighbours. In Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 133(2):219-256.
  • Holmer, Nils Magnus. 1983. Linguistic survey of south-eastern Queensland: Pacific Linguistics D-54. 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.
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Confirmed
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
... would have extended to Gayndah, Eindsvold, and Mount Perry. Inland variety of Goreng-Goreng ... (Holmer 1983:2). From the south end of Port Curtis to near mouth of Baffle Creek; inland to headwaters of Kolan River, Many Peaks Range, Lowmead, and Miriam Vale (Tindale 1974:168).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicMiyan
Dixon (2002)CENTRAL EAST COAST GROUPWaka-Gabi areal groupGuweng-GuwengGureng-Gureng Brasch (1975) further dialect: Guweng-Guweng
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicThanGuwengIn the text, Guweng is listed as a dialect of Gureng Gureng but on the map, it is shown as a separate language.
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicThanGoeng-Goeng
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicThanGoeng (Going)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganWaka-KabicThanGoeng