N14: Koongurrukuñ

AIATSIS Code: 
N14
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Koongurrukuñ

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Kungarakany
Ethnologue name
Kungarakany
ISO 639-3 code
ggk
Tindale name
Kungarakan
Thesaurus heading
Gungaragany / Kungarakany language (N14) (NT SD52-08)
Tindale (1974)
Gunerakan, Kangarraga, Kangarranga, Warnunger, Ungnakan.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
kung1259
Other sources
Koongurrukuñ [Koormundum (Ida) 2000] Gungarakany, Kungarakan, Kungarakany, Gunerakan [Top End Handbook] Gungarakany [Harvey PMS 5822] Gunerakan [Basedow 1907:2]
Synonyms
Gungarakanj
Kungarakany
Gungarakayn
Cunerakan
Gundrakan
Gunerakan
Kangarraga
Kangarranga
Kumerakainj
Kungarakan
Ungnakan
Warnunger
Gungaraganj
Gungaragany
Comment
Language comment
References

Koormundum (Bishop, Ida). 2000. Nguñ Koongurrikuñ Speak Koongurrukuñ. Perth, WA: The Author.
Evans, Nicholas. 1989. Linguistic convergence in the Wogait. pMS 4779.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Table Top Range and areas to the east (Top End Handbook). Tabletop Range and upper Finniss valley west of Batchelor (Harvey PMS 5822). I have one reasonably good piece of information on the Gungarakany proper dialect which places it at Litchfield station. Consquently I assume that Gungarakany proper was associated with basically the lower-middle Reynolds (Harvey 2007 p.c.). Northeast of Mount Litchfield on midwaters of Reynolds River and on Adelaide River headwaters; an inland tribe extending to the western side of the Tabletop Range divide; northeast to vicinity of Rum Jungle and Batchelor (Tindale 1974). The general associations were to the plain country, grassland and forested, on the Finniss River and the Reynolds River. There was little precise information on the limits of Gungarakany associations in 2007. In the south-west, Gungarakany was associated with Litchfield homestead, and this was the south-western limit of Gungarakany affilations. In the east boundaries are extrapolated from ecological zone changes - the shift from plain country to hill country on the Finniss and Reynolds, and drainage basin boundaries - in the Tabletop Range area. In the north, the boundary appears to have been the ecological zone change between the forested area on the southern shore of Bynoe Harbour, which were associated with Gulumoerrgin, and the grassland plains on the Finniss which were associated with Gungarakany. The western boundary abutted on to Batjjamalh affiliations. In the south, Litchfield homestead was associated with Gungarakany. Mt Litchfield was associated with Malak-Malak (Harvey ASEDA 802).
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
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Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary, sentences)
Grammar: 
Bishop, Ida. 2000. Nguñ Koongurrukuñ: speak Koongurrukuñ. Perth: Author. Parish, Lucy. 1983. Some aspects of Kungarakany verb morphology, Australian National Univedrsity: BA (Hons).
Dictionary: 
Bishop, Ida. 2000. Nguñ Koongurrukuñ: speak Koongurrukuñ. Perth: Author.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Ida Bishop, Luch Parish
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanGungaraganyanKungarakany
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPGungarakanjGungarakanj Parish (1983) probable further dialect: Mukngirru
Wurm (1994)GungaraganyGungaragany
Walsh (1981)GungaraganyanGungaragany
Oates (1975)GungaraganyanGungaraganj
Wurm (1972)KungarakanyanKungarakany
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Kungarakany