L32: Karanya

AIATSIS code: 
L32
AIATSIS reference name: 
Karanya

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Pitta-Pitta (Karanja)
Ethnologue name
Pitta Pitta [Garanya]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Karanja
Thesaurus heading language
Karanya language L32
Thesaurus heading (old)
Garanya / Garanja language (L32) (Qld SF54-14)
Tindale (1974)
Karenya, Kurrana (['karana] = man), Mooraboola (place name) Moorloobulloo, Ngulubulu (language name), Ooloopooloo (faulty hearing and recording of name).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Karanja, Kurrana, Mooraboola, Moorloobullo, Ooloopooloo, Ngulubulu
Glottocode
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Other sources
Karanya, Karenya, Kurrana, Karanja [Blake 1979:184] Karanja (Tindale), Kurrana (Tindale), Karanya (Roth), Garanja (Capell) [Blake and Breen 1971:170]
Synonyms
Karanja, Pitta Pitta, Karenya, Kurrana, Mooraboola Moorloobulloo, Ngulubulu, Ooloopooloo
Comment
Comments: 
According to Blake (1979:183), Pitta-Pitta G6, Ringu-Ringu G7, Mayawarli L40, Kunkalanya G3, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya, and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name. Tindale (1974) says Karanja is a tribal name whose language is Ngulubulu.
References: 
  • Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta. In Dixon, R M W & Blake, Barry (eds.). Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1. 182-242. Canberra/ANU Press.
  • 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
At Bedourie and King Creek; south to Cluny and Glengyle; west to Mount David (Moorabulla); on the Georgina River (Tindale 1974). (This covers both Ngulupulu and Garanya. On Blake's map (1979), Ngulupulu is north of Karanya.)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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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-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuPitta Pitta [Garanya]Pitta Pitta [dialects: Related to Gangalanya, Garanya, Lhanima, Ngurlubulu, Ragaya, Rangwa, Yurlayurlanya, which may be extinct, and Wanggamala.]
Dixon (2002)LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUPNorth and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971)KaranjaPitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)* Blake (1979b) further dialects: Ringu-Ringu, Rakaya, Ngulupulu, Karanja, Kunkalanja, Mayawarli
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKarnicGaranya
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuGaranya
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKarnicPalkuNgurlubulu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPittapitticKaranya (Ngulubulu)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPittapitticKaranya