K37.1: Gajirrawoong

AIATSIS Code: 
K37.1
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gajirrawoong

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Kimberley Area Languages, nec (Gajirrawoong)
Horton Name
Kadjerong
Ethnologue name
Gadjerawang
ISO 639-3 code
gdh
Tindale name
Kadjerong
Thesaurus heading
Doolboong language (K29, K37.1) (WA SD52-14)
Tindale (1974)
Kadjerawang, Kadjarong, Kadjeroen, Gadjerong, Kujera, Ginmu.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kadjerong, Kadjeroen
Glottocode
gadj1243
Other sources
Gajirrabeng [McGregor 2004] Kujera, Ginmu [Basedow 1906:2]
Synonyms
Gajirrawung
Kimberley Area Languages
Gadjerawang
Kadjerong
Gadjerong
Gadyerong
Kadjerawang
Kadjeroen
Kadpjeroen
Kajirrawung
Gadyarawang
Gajerong
Ginmu
Kadjarong
Kujera Gajirrawoong the Mirrawoong name for Gajirrabeng
Gajirrabeng
Kujera
Comment
Language comment
Tindale lists both Kujera and Ginmu as alternative names of Kadjerong K37.1. However, Basedow (1906:2) treats them as separate groups.
References

Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
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
North-eastern limit: There was no precise information on the north-eastern limit in 2007. The Victoria River appears to be the most likely boundary. Northern limit: The ecological change from higher ground to coastal flats. The coastal flats were associated with Dulngarri. Gajirrabeng has a comparatively limited saltwater vocabulary, and was associated by speakers with freshwater and higher ground, as opposed to Dulngarri, which was associated by Gajirrabeng speakers with coastal flats and saltwater. Legune homestead was associated with Gajirrabeng. Western limit: There was little precise information on the western limit in 2007. Gajirrabeng affiliations extended to Knob Peak and the Onslow Hills. Knob Peak was the north-western limit of Gajirrabeng affiliations. Southern limit: Drainage divide between Ord River and other drainages. Ord River drainages associated with Miriwoong. Other drainages associated with Gajirrabeng. South-eastern limit: The Pinkerton Ranges (Harvey ASEDA 802). Westward from mouth of Fitzmaurice River along coast to the mouth of Keep River near the border of Western Australia; inland to about Border Springs, principally on low coastal mangrove islands and flats, visiting Quoin and Clump Islands and those off the mouth of Keyling Inlet; at Legune (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: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
http://www.kathlangcentre.org.au/languages.htmMiriuwung Gajerrong Corporation" target="_blank">Diwurruwurru-jaru Katherine Regional Language Centre
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)DjeraganGadjerawang
Dixon (2002)KITJA/MIRIWUNG SUBGROUP*GajirrawungMiriwung Kofod (1978) further dialect: Gajirrawung
Wurm (1994)DjeraganMiriwungicGadjerawang
Walsh (1981)DjeraganMiriwungicGadjerawang (Gadjerong)
Oates (1975)DjeraganMiriwunicGadjerong
Wurm (1972)DjeraganMiriwunicGadjerong
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)DjeraganMiriwunicGadjerong