G9.1: Guwa

AIATSIS Code: 
G9.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Guwa

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Guwa
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Koa
Thesaurus heading
Guwa language (G9.1) (Qld SF54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Goa, Goamulgo, Coa, Coah, Guwa.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Goa, Guwa, Goamulgo
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Goa
Koa
Goamulgo
Coa
Coah
Comment
Language comment
Tindale (1974) reports that there are eastern and western dialectal differences of Guwa but gives no further detail. Blake and Breen (in Breen 1990:118) investigate dialectal variation and conclude that 'the evidence seems to suggest that Tindale was right' but caution that there is not enough information to be certain. Breen (1990:163) comments that Yanda G9 is hard to classify, but seems to be closer to Guwa than to any other language. Further, Guwa seems to be close enough to be treated as a subgroup of the Pama-Maric group.
References

Breen, Gavan. 1990. Salvage studies of Western Queensland Aboriginal languages: Pacific Linguistics B-105. 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
QLD
Location information
Headwaters of Diamantina north to Kynuna, and Hamilton Creek divide; west to Middleton Creek; east to Winton and Sesbania; south almost to Cork (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
2
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Barry Blake, Gavan Breen
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)GREATER MARIC GROUPGuwa/Yanda groupGuwaGuwa
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganMaricGuwaGuwa
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMaricGuwaGuwa
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariKoa
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMariKoa