L28: Karangura

AIATSIS code: 
L28
AIATSIS reference name: 
Karangura

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Karangura
Ethnologue name
Ngamini (Karangura)
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Karanguru
Thesaurus heading language
Karanguru language L28
Thesaurus heading (old)
Garanguru language (L28) (SA SG54-09)
Tindale (1974)
Karangura, Kararngura, Kurangooroo, Andrawilla (native name of early police camp; now Andrewilla).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Karangura, Kurangooroo
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Ngamini, Karanguru, Andrawilla, Kararngura, Kurangooroo, Garanguru
Comment
Comments: 
According to Austin (1991:136), Karangura is closely related to Ngamini L22 and therefore part of the same group of languages as Yarluyandi L31, Diyari L17 and Thirrari L14. Austin also reports areal features shared with Wangkangurru L27, noting the ceremonial and mythological links between the two groups described by Hercus (1991).
References: 
  • Austin, Peter. 1991. The Karangura language. Records of the South Australian Museum 25(2):129-137.
  • Hercus, Luise. 1991. Glimpses of the Karangura. Records of the South Australian Museum, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. [139]-59.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
SA
QLD
Location information: 
only the western, the Eleanor channel of the Diamantina tradionally belonged to Karangura. The eastern channel belonged to Yarluyandi people and to Ngamini people further south near Goyder's Lagoon, with Yawarawarrka people coming in from the east (Hercus 1991:141)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Austin, Luise Hercus
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaNgamini (Karangura)
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPCentral Lake Eyre Basin areal groupKaranguraNgamini* further dialects: Yaluyandi; Karangura
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicKarnaGaranguru
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaKaranguru
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganDiericKarnaKaranguru