Jukun is a non-Pama Nyungan language from north west Western Australia.
McGregor classifies Jukun as one of the Eastern Nyulnyulan languages, along with Nyikina K3, Warrwa K10, and Yawuru K1. He contrasts these with the Western Nyulnyulan languages, Bardi K15, Jawi K16, Jabirrjabirr K8, Nyulnyul K13, Nimanburru K9 and Ngumbarl K4 (2010:209).
Hosokawa describes this as a dialect of Yawuru (1991). Documentation on Yawuru K1 may be relevant. Hosokawa indicates that people nowadays use the name Yawuru to refer to the Julbayi Yawuru K48, also known as Small Yawuru K48 or Southern Coastal Yawuru K48, as distinct from the Minyjirr Yawuru (K2), usually known as Jugun or Big Yawuru (K2) (1994:497). Hosokawa's description of Yawuru (1991, 2011) is primarily on the Julbayi K48 dialect.
Northern side of Roebuck Bay and coast north to Willie Creek, inland for about 15 miles (25 km.) (Tindale 1974).
... around Cable Beach (Broome) and north as far as Willie Creek (Stokes 1982:9).
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McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.
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).