K6: Gooniyandi

AIATSIS Code: 
K6
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Gooniyandi

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Gooniyandi
Horton Name
Gooniyandi
Ethnologue name
Gooniyandi
ISO 639-3 code
gni
Tindale name
Konejandi
Thesaurus heading
Gooniyandi / Gunian language (K6) (WA SE 52-09)
Tindale (1974)
Konean, Konajan, Konejanu (Mangala term), Gun-ian, Gunan, Kuniandu, Kunian, Kunan, Goonien, Wadea-wulu (Kitja term for them).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Koneyandi, Konejandi, Kunian, Kunan
Glottocode
goon1238
Other sources
Synonyms
Guniyandi
Guniyan
Gunian
Gunijan
Konejandi
Kunian
Cowrana
Goonien
Gunan
Guniandi
Gunin
Gunyari
Konajan
Konean
Konejanu
Koneyandi
Kunan
Kuniandu
Wadeawulu
Guniyan
Gun ian
Wadea wulu
Comment
Language comment
McGregor (2004) says that Bunuba K5 is closely related to Gooniyandi (K6) and that they are not mutually intelligible, though many speakers are bilingual in both languages.
References

Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
McGregor, William. 1994. The grammar of reported speech and thought in Gooniyandi. Australian Journal of Linguistics, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 63-92.
McGregor, William. 2004. The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
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
... from Fitzroy Crossing in the west to the vicinity of Margaret River Station in the east, a distance of some one hundred and fifty kilometeres, west to east. This territory abuts on the Great Sandy Desert in the south, and extends into the King Leopold Ranges in the north. (McGregor 1994:4). West to Fitzroy Crossing; at Bohemia Downs and Margaret River Stations. Formerly south to Christmas Creek, but they lost the open plains on the north side of the river to Walmadjari just before the time of the first appearance of whites. East to junction of Mary and Margaret rivers and the Ramsay Range, north to Stony River, Sandstone, Mueller, Burramundy, and Geikie Ranges; their headquarters were in the eastern limestone areas of the King Leopold Ranges (Tindale 1974). The general associations were from Gogo homestead in the west to Margaret River homestead in the east, from the drainage of Christmas Creek in the south to the southernmost King Leopold Ranges in the north. Sources in 2007 stated that Margaret River homestead was not associated with Gija, nor does it appear to have been associated with Djaru. Aboriginal people in the 1960s associated the homestead with Gooniyandi (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
<50 - 100 - - 60+ 60 418
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
12
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
McGregor, William. 1990. A functional grammar of Gooniyandi. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Dictionary: 
Kimberley Language Resource Centre. Gooniyandi dictionary, ASEDA 0741.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
William McGregor, Tamsin Wagner, Kimberley Language Resource Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Bunaban     Gooniyandi  
Dixon (2002)   SOUTH KIMBERLEY SUBGROUP*   Guniyandi (or Guniyan, Gooniyandi) Guniyandi (or Guniyan, Gooniyandi) MeGregor (1990)
Wurm (1994) Bunaban Bunaba   Guniyan  
Walsh (1981) Bunaban Bunabic   Guniyan  
Oates (1975) Bunaban Bunabic   Guniyan  
Wurm (1972) Bunaban Gunianic   Gunian  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Bunaban Gunianic   Gunian