N186: BININJ GUN-WOK / BININJ KUNWOK

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AIATSIS Code: 
N186
AIATSIS Reference name: 
BININJ GUN-WOK / BININJ KUNWOK

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Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
Kunwinjkuan
Horton Name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Bininj Gunwok (Harvey ASEDA 802)
Synonyms
Kunwinjkuan
Bininj Gunwok
Comment
Language comment
References

Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
The area roughly bounded by the Stuart Highway to the west, the Arafura Sea to the north, the Goyder River to the east and the Roper River to the south (Evans 2003:6). Eastern limit: The Cadell River drainage, excluding the mouth area which was associated with Burarra, and the headwaters in the plateau which appear to have been associated with Dalabon. Northern limit: This is negatively defined in terms of the known and estimated extents of the coastal languages. Essentially from the Cadell River to Angularli Creek, but not approaching closer than 10-20km to the coast. Western limit: Tor Rock was associated with Amurdak. The upper Cooper Creek drainage from about 20km upstream of Mt Borrodaile was associated with Bininj Gunwok. Downstream of this point was associated with Amurdak. Nimbabirr Hill was associated with Bininj Gunwok. Upper Tin Camp Creek drainage. Myra Falls was associated with Bininj Gunwok. Mudginberri, Jabiru, Mt Brockman, Koongara, Deaf Adder Creek were all associated wtih Bininj Gunwok. There was no precise information in 2007 on the southern limits of Bininj Gunwok associations. The limits have been extrapolated from drainage basins. The East Alligator and Liverpool appear to have been associated with Bininj Gunwok. It is however possible that the headwaters of the East Alligator were in fact associated with Jawoyn. There is no definitive information on the plateau section of the Mann River. Tindale states that the Dalabon were associated with "East of headwaters of Liverpool River; on headwaters of Cadell and Mann rivers." This argues against associating Bininj Gunwok with the plateau section of the Mann River (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Kunwinjku Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 

Bininj Kunwok (see Links tab)

Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
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Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
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NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
4
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript Note: 
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Grammar: 
Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-Wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dictionary: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)