K36: Gunin

AIATSIS Code: 
K36
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gunin

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Kimberley Area Languages, nec (Kwini)
Horton Name
Kwini
Ethnologue name
Kwini
ISO 639-3 code
gww
Tindale name
Miwa (Gonin)
Thesaurus heading
Kwini / Gwini language (K36) (WA SD52-09)
Tindale (1974)
Konun (valid alternative), Konan, Konin, Gonin, Kaianu, Kianu, Kyanoo, Murgura (name of eastern horde), Kuna, Kunange, Gunan, Koonange, Mande, Manda, Pago (not a tribal term but place name of old Drysdale Mission site), Bagu, Ba:gu, Manungu, Manunggu (a place or district name), Galumburu (place name of new Drysdale River Mission site), Kalumbura, Caloombooroo, Wulanggur (place name on Cape Talbot peninsula, also a horde name), Ula?gu Wula?u (Ngarinjin name for Miwa), Ulangu, Umari (place name on King George River), Pela, Boola, Pelange (use as tribal term not substantiated by Lucich), Walar (name of a snake clan).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gwi:ni, Cuini
Glottocode
kwin1241
Other sources
Synonyms
Kwini
Kimberley Area Languages
Kunan
Pela
Wirngir
Galumburu
Guini
Gwini
Pelah
Wadaja
Walar
Winggir
Wola
Wular
Cuini
Miwa
Konun
Konan
Konin
Gonin
Kaianu
Kianu
Kyanoo
Murgura
Kuna
Kunange
Gunan
Koonange
Mande
Manda
Pago
Bagu
Manungu
Manunggu
Kalumbura
Caloombooroo
Wulanggur
Ulagu Wulau
Ulangu
Umari
Boola
Pelange
Comment
Language comment
References

Capell, Arthur. 1972. Cave painting myths: Northern Kimberley. Oceania and linguistic monographs no. 18. Sydney: University of Sydney. (B C238.30/C2)
Capell, Arthur & H.H.J. Coate. 1984. Comparative studies in Northern Kimberley languages: Pacific Linguistics C-69. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Galdeano, Dom Seraphim Sanz de. 2005. A grammar and dictionary of the Pela language used by the Kuini tribe of Kalumburu: volume 1. [S.l.]: Dom Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano. (PMS 6178)
Galdeano, Dom Seraphim Sanz de. 2006. Metamorphosis of a race: Kuíni and Kulári tribes of Kalúmburu Mission. Carlisle, W.A.: Hesperian Press. (B G149.42/M1 )
Glasgow, David. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north - east Kimberleys, typescript. (PMS 656).Hernandez, Theodore. 1941. Social organization of the Drysdale River tribes, North-West Australia. Oceania 11(3):211-232.
Jones, Barbara. 2006. The Forrest River language: a book about the indigenous language of the Forrest River region. Halls Creek, WA: Kimberley Language Resource Centre.
McGregor, William. 1993. Gunin/Kwini. München: Lincom Europa.
McGregor, William. 2006. Australian languages / by Herman Nekes, Ernest A. Worms. Trends in Linguistics: Documentation 24. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
McGregor, William, & Alan Rumsey. 2009. Worrorran revisited: the case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 600. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
McPhee, Anscar. 2011. A hero in the night time of dreaming: the story of Penda Gudje. Fitzroy, Vic: Blue Vapours Publishing. (B M172.29/H1)
Pandilo, Mary. 2003. Jilinya: spirit woman from the sea. Halls Creek: Kimberley Language Resource Centre. (L G996.007/3)
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
WA
Location information
... on the western side of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, in the region between the Forrest River and Drysdale River (McGregor 1993:5).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
8
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
McGregor, William. 1993. Gunin/Kwini. Munchen: Lincom Europa.
Dictionary: 
Capelle, Arthur. Gwini - English vocabulary, ms.
Programs
Activities: 
KLRC and linguist Margaret Howard are working with language speakers at Kalumburu. (Carr 2000:7) A Kwini workbook and story collection is in preparation. (Carr 2000:7)
People: 
Arthur Capell, William McGregor, Kimberley Language Resource Centre, Margaret Howard (nee Sefton)
Indigenous organisations: 
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)WororanKwini
Dixon (2002)NORTH KIMBERLEY AREAL GROUPKwini (=Gunin)Wunambal McGregor (1993) further dialects: Wilawila, Gamberre, Kwini (=Gunin), Ginan, Miwa (=Bagu), Yiidji (=Forrest River)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)WororanWunambalicGunin
Wurm (1972)WororanWunambalicGwini
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)WororanWunambalicGwini