L9: Kuyani

AIATSIS Code: 
L9
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kuyani

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Kuyani
Ethnologue name
Guyani
ISO 639-3 code
gvy
Tindale name
Kujani
Thesaurus heading
Kuyani / Guyani language (L9) (SA SH53-12)
Tindale (1974)
Kuyani, Kuyanni, Kwiani, Kwiana, Kooyiannie, Gujani, Owinia, Cooyiannie, Kooyeeunna, Kooteeunna, Nganitjidi (of Pangkala, 'those who sneak and kill by night'), Ngannityiddi, Ngannityddi, (? misprint).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gujani, Kujani, Kuyanni, Kwiana, Kooyiannie, Cooyiannie, Kooyeeunna, Kooteeuna, Koonarie
Glottocode
guya1249
Other sources
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Synonyms
Guyani
Cooyiannie
Gujani
Kijani
Kiyani
Koonarie
Kooteeuna
Kooteeunna
Kooyeeunna
Kooyiannie
Kujani
Kuyanni
Kwiana
Kwiani
Nganitjidi
Ngannityddi
Ngannityiddi
Owinia
Comment
Language comment
There is little data available on this language. Hercus and Simpson (2001) contains Kuyani data collected by Hercus. Hercus writes Kuyani is a member of the Thuṛa-Miṛu family (from words meaning 'man'), specifically Thuṛa which consists of Adnyamathanha L10 and Kuyani (L9). Hercus writes the Thuṛa-Miṛu group branches into Thuṛa, Parnkalla L6 and Miṛu, the latter group consists of Kaurna L3, Nharangka L1, Nukunu L4 and Ngadjuri L5 (1992:2).
References

Hercus, Luise Anna. 1992. A Nukunu dictionary. Canberra: Department of Linguistics, The Faculties, Australian National University.
Hercus, Luise & Jane Simpson. 2001. The tragedy of Nauo. In Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. Jane Simpson, et al., pp. 263-290. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
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
From Parachilna north to Marree on west side of Flinders Ranges; northeast to Murnpeowie; around north end of Lake Torrens; west to Turret Range and Andamooka, excluding Lake Torrens (Tindale 1974). The area immediately to the south of Coward Springs is Kuyani (Hercus in Sutton 1995:149).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
0000
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
3
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Peter Austin, Luise Hercus
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestYuraGuyaniGuyani [dialects: Close to Narungga.]
Dixon (2002)SPENCER GULF BASIN AREAL GROUPYura subgroup*GuyaniAdjnjamathanha/Guyani Schebeck (1974) further dialect: Wailpi
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestGuyani
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestYuraGuyani
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern Western Desert TypeYuraGuyani
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)YuraKuyani
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestYuraKuyani