G15: Wakabunga

AIATSIS Code: 
G15
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wakabunga

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wakabunga
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wakabunga
Thesaurus heading
Wakabunga language (G15) (Qld SE54-13)
Tindale (1974)
Workabunga (used in 1940 edition), Workoboongo, Wakobungo, Waukaboonia, Waggabundi (name of a cattle ranch), Waggaboonyah (Spelling adopted for mountain range), Kabikabi (a valid alternative name heard in discussion among a mixed group of old men at Mornington Island).
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Workoboongo
Kabikabi
Wagabunga
Waggaboonyah
Waggabundi
Wake bunge
Wakobungo
Waukaboonia
Workabunga
Wakapunga
Worgabunga
Wurgabunga
Comment
Language comment
Breen (2006 p.c.) comments that we have no reliable information on Wakabunga, but some informants in the late 1960’s remembered the name. MURA identifies Curr's word list (1886) 'Seymour, Templeton and Cloncurry Rivers' as Wakabunga language but Barry Blake identifies it as Kalkatungu G13 (Oates 1975:401). Thus, this word list is not included in the documentation score.
References

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
Potential No Data
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Upper Leichhardt River and Gunpowder Creek. They are related to the Kalkadunga and ranged as far west as Morstone and head of Gregory Creek (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
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
0
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
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: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Wagaya-Warluwaric   Wurgabunga  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Wagaya-Warluwaric Warluwara/Thawa Wurgabunga  
Oates (1975) Unclassified     Worgabunga  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)