G13: Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon

AIATSIS code: 
G13
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon

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Name
ABN name
Kalkatungu language
ABS name
-
Horton name
Kalkadoon
Ethnologue name
Kalkutung
ISO 639-3 code
ktg
Tindale name
Kalkadunga
Thesaurus heading language
Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon language G13
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kalkatungu / Kalkadoon language (G13) (Qld SF54-02)
Tindale (1974)
Kalkatungu, Kalkatunga, Kalkutung, Kalkatongo, Kalkadun, Kulkodone, Kalkadoon, Kulkadoon, Kalka-donna, Galgadungu, Galgadung, Calcadoon, Kalkaladoona, Mantaba (Maithakari term for southern Kalkadungu), Rungkari (Maithakari, term for northern Kalkadungu), Roongkari.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kalkadung
Glottocode
kalk1246
Other sources
-
Synonyms
Kalkutungu, Kalkutung, Kalkutungu, Calcadoon, Galgadung, Galgadunga, Galgadungu, Kalkadoona, Kalkadun, Kalkadung, Kalkadunga, Kalkaladoona, Kalkatongo, Kalkatunga, Kulkadoon, Kulkadoona, Kulkodone, Mantaba, Roongkari, Rungkari, Kalka donna
Comment
Comments: 
In his grammar of Kalkatungu, Blake (1979:3) says that, although Yalarnnga G8 (immediately to the south) shares some lexical land morphosyntactic material with Kalkatungu, the two languages are not closely related.
References: 
  • Blake, Barry. 1979. A Kalkatungu grammar: Pacific Linguistics B-57. 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.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
West of Cloncurry to Mount Isa; south to Duchess and Selwyn Range; at head of Cloncurry River; north to Glenroy (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
-
Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Barry Blake, Gavan Breen, Charles Osborne
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oatesexist
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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 listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Blake, Barry. 1979. A Kalkatungu grammar: Pacific Linguistics B57. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 
Blake, Barry 1990 Kalkatungu vocabulary, ASEDA 0205.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganGalgadungicKalkutung
Dixon (2002)KALKATUNGU/YALARNNGA AREAL GROUPKalkatungu (or Kalkutungu or Kalkadoon)Kalkatungu (or Kalkutungu or Kalkadoon) Blake (1979a)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganGalgadungicGalgadungu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganGalgadungicGalgadungicGalgadungu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKalkatungicKalkatungicGalgadungu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKalkatungicKalkatungu
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKalkutungicKalkutung