L27: Wangkangurru

AIATSIS Code: 
L27
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wangkangurru

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Wangkangurru
Horton Name
Wangkangurru
Ethnologue name
Wangganguru
ISO 639-3 code
wgg
Tindale name
Wongkanguru
Thesaurus heading
Wangkangurru / Wangganguru language (L27) (SA SG53-12)
Tindale (1974)
Wangkanguru (Jangkundjara pronunciation), Wong-kongaru, Wonkanguru, Wonkonguru, Ongkongura, Wong-kaooroo, Wonkgongaru, Wonkongaru, Wonkaoora, Wongo-nooroo, Wonkongnuru, Wonkagnurra, Wonkanooroo, Unganoora, Kanguru (short form of their name), Gongaru, Partama (name given by Kukatja), Wingkungira (Iliaura name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Wangkanguru, Wongkongaru, Wonkanguru, Wonkonguru, Ongkonguru, Wonkaooroo, Wonggongaru, Wonkongaru, Wonkaoora, Wongonooroo, Wonkongnuru, Wonkagnurra, Wychinga,
Glottocode
wang1290
Other sources
Synonyms
Arabana/Wangkangurru
Wangganguru
Wanggangurru
Wongkangurru
Gongaru
Kanguru
Ongkongura
Ongkonguru
Partama
Unganoora
Wanganguru
Wangganguri
Wangkanguru
Wingkungira
Wonganguru
Wongganguru
Wonggongaru
Wongkaguru
Wongkanguru
Wongkaooroo
Wongkongaru
Wongonooroo
Wonkagnurra
Wonkanguru
Wonkanooroo
Wonkaoora
Wonkaooroo
Wonkgongaru
Wonkongaru
Wonkongnuru
Wonkonguru
Wychinga
Wong kongaru
Wong kaooroo
Wongo nooroo
Comment
Language comment
Hercus (1994:6) says that, from a speaker perspective, though not technically, there are two distinct languages: Arabana L13 and Wangkangurru. For the most part they are mutually intelligible, though they are substantially different. Wangkagurru has two main dialects, Mikiri-nganha L51 and Wangkatyaka L54, and a third one of more recent origin, Eastern Wangkangurru L67 (Hercus 1994:6-7).
References

Hercus, Luise Anna. 1994. A grammar of the Arabana-Wangkangurru language, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia: Pacific Linguistics C-128. 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
SA
Location information
... the area to the west and north of Lake Eyre (for Arabana and Wangkanguru) (Hercus 1994:6). On Mount Dare; at Blood Creek; east on Macumba Creek; on lower Finke River; in southern portion of Arunta (Simpson) Desert; southeast to Kallakoopah Creek and the Warburton; at Atna Hill (Tindale 1974). (On Bowern's map (2001), it extends further to the north.)
Maps
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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: 
15
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLarge (more than 200 pages)4
Text CollectionLarge (more than 200 pages)4
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Hercus, Luise. 1994. A grammar of the Arabana-Wangkangurru language Lake Eyre Basin, South: Pacific LInguistics C128. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
Hercus, Luise. Machine-readable files of Arabana and Wangkangurru vocabulary, ASEDA 0238.
Programs
Activities: 
-0
People: 
Gavan Breen, Luise Hercus, Bernhard Schebeck, Hale & O'Grady
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaWangganguru
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPNorth and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971)Arabana/WangkangurruArabana/Wangkangurru Hercus (1994) further dialects: Pilta-Palta, Wangkakupa, Midlaliri, Mikiri-nganha
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicWangganguru
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicArabana-WangganguruWangganguru
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicNarlaWangganguru
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganArabanicWongkanguru