G27: Kalibamu

AIATSIS code: 
G27
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kalibamu

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Name
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Tindale name
Kalibamu
Thesaurus heading language
Kalibamu language G27
Thesaurus heading (old)
Galibamu language (G27) (Qld SE54-06)
Tindale (1974)
Kotanda (valid alternative, this name is now sometimes applied to the Kareldi).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Galibamu, Golbiri [Capell 1963]
Synonyms
Kukatj, Kalibamu, Galimbamu, Galibamu, Golbiri, Kotanda
Comment
Comments: 
Galibamu is reported in Capell (1963: G6) and Tindale (1974:173). Breen (2006 p.c.) says Galibamu (G27) seems to be what he knows as Kukatj G28.
References: 
  • Armit, William E. 1886. The mouth of the Leichhardt River. In Curr, E.M. The Australian race, v. 2, 1886; 300-305.
  • Birdsell, Joseph. 1953. Some environmental and cultural factors influencing the structuring of Australian Aboriginal populations. American Naturalist -- 1953; v.87; 171-207.
  • Black, Paul. 1975. Language research in Normanton. PMS 166.
  • Memmott, Paul. 1994. Report to the Minister for Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs on the proposed appointment of Aboriginal trustees for the transferable reserve lands at Normanton.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Roderick, Colin. 1988. Leichhardt : the dauntless explorer. North Ryde, N.S.W.:Angus & Robertson.
  • 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: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
On the coast between Leichhardt River and Morning Inlet; inland to Wernadinga, Floraville, and Punchbowl. (Tindale 1974:173)
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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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
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Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
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Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUP Kukatj (or Kalibamu) Kukatj (or Kalibamu)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Galibamu Galibamu
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Galibamic Galibamu
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Galibamic Galibamu
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Kalibamic Kalibamu
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Kalibamic Kalibamu