L26: Punthamara

AIATSIS Code: 
L26
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Punthamara

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Wangkumara (Punthamara)
Ethnologue name
Ngura [Punthamara]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Punthamara
Thesaurus heading
Bundhamara language (L26) (Qld SG54-16)
Tindale (1974)
Bunthomarra, Buntamara, Buntamurra, Bantha-murra, Buntha-burra, Boonthamurra, Boontha Murra.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Bunthomarra, Buntamara, Banthamurra, Bunthaburra
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Ngura
Wangkumara
Bundamara
Diraila
Jarumarra
Karendala
Kungatutji
Mamwura
Ngandangara
Ngurawola
Thiraila
Wankumara
Bantha murra
Banthamurra
Boontha Murra
Boonthamurra
Bunka Burra
Buntamara
Buntamurra
Buntha burra
Bunthomarra
Puntamara
Bunthaburra
Bunthamara
Bundhamara
Comment
Language comment
Breen (2007 p.c.) suspects that this is in a dialectal relationship with Wangkumara L25. Note that Bowern (2001) suspects that the language termed Wankumara (Galali) D71 in McDonald & Wurm (1979) is a description of neither Wangkumara L25 nor Garlali D30 but Punthamara. Breen (1971:18) says that Palpakunu L64 is a Jandruwanda L18 term for the 'Wilson River group of dialects, i.e. Mambangura L20, modern Wangkumara L25 and Kungatutji L16, Punthamara and others now extinct'. Breen (1967:2) also states that the languages (though he goes on to refer to them as tribes) spoken along the Wilson River are identical: Bundhamara (L26), Gungadudji L16, Wanggumara L25 and Ngandangura L30.
References

Bowern, Claire. 2001. Karnic classification revisited. In Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. Jane Simpson, et al., 245-261. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Breen, Gavan. 1967. Notes on Wangkumara and Bundhumara [Punthamara]. (MS 119)
Breen, Gavan. 1971. Aboriginal languages of western Queensland. Linguistic Communications, vol. 5, pp. 1-88. (p BRE)
McDonald, Maryalyce & Stephen A. Wurm. 1979. Basic materials in Wangkumara (Galali): grammar, sentences and vocabulary: Pacific Linguistics B-65. 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
On creeks running east of Grey Range from Orient and Thargomindah north to near Quilpie; at Tobermory; on the west side of Grey Range only to Mount Margaret and Congie (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
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Holmer, Nils. 1979. Punthamara (with comparative notes on Kalali), ms. Holmer, Nils. 1988. Notes on some Queensland languages: Pacific Linguistics D79, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Nils Holmer,
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraNgura [Punthamara]Ngura [dialects: Punthamara (Bundhamara), Kalali (Galali, Garlali), Wongkumara (Wangkumara, Wangumarra), Badjiri, Bidjara, Dhiraila, Garandala, Mambangura, Mingbari, Ngurawarla, Yarumarra. Walsh list the dialects as separate languages.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPSouth-west Queensland groupPunthamaraWangkumara further dialect: Punthamara
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicBundhamara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraBundhamara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicNguraBunthamara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraPunthamara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericNguraPunthamara