N29: Wuna

AIATSIS Code: 
N29
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Wuna

tab group

Name
ABN Name
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ABS Name
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Horton Name
Woolna
Ethnologue name
Wulna
ISO 639-3 code
wux
Tindale name
Djerimanga (Wulna), Beriguruk
Thesaurus heading
Djerimanga / Wulna Wuna language (N29) (NT SD52-04)
Tindale (1974)
Djeramanga, Jermangel, Waak (a valid alternative), Wulna, Woolna (place name), Woolnah, Woolner, Wulnar, Wolna, Woolner for Djerimanga. Perrigurruk, Eri, Erei, ? Rereri, Reveri (perhaps typographical error) for Beriguruk.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
wuln1239
Other sources
Wolna, Woolna, Woolner, Wulna, Wuna, Wulnar, Birrigarak (name used by their southern neighbours, the Warray), Berrigurruk, Berugurruk [Top End Handbook] Woolner, Woolnough [Harvey PMS 5822] Woolna [Parkhouse 1923] Wulna, Woolner [Basedow 1907:2]
Synonyms
Wulna
Woolna
Djerimanga
Beriguruk
Wolna
Woolner
Wulnar
Birrigarak
Berrigurruk
Berugurruk
Djeramanga
Jermangel
Waak
Woolnah
Woolner for Djerimanga
Perrigurruk
Eri
Erei
Rereri
Reveri for Beriguruk
Wunna
Comment
Language comment
References

Baker, Brett. New Top End Handbook (FileMaker database). (ASEDA 0626).
Breen, Gavan. 1980-81. Wulna (Wuna) elicitations; Jack Wandi at Humpty Doo. MS 1720.
Harvey, Mark. 2001. A grammar of Limilngan: a language of the Mary river region, Northern Territory: Pacific Linguistics 516. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
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
NT
Location information
Mouth of Adelaide River and coast east, south to the junction of the Adelaide and Margaret Rivers (Top End) in the lower Adelaide River valley (Harvey PMS 5822). The general association was to the Adelaide River drainage below the junction of the Adelaide and the Margaret. Lake Finniss was associated with Wuna. Cape Hotham and Ruby Island were associated with Wuna. The Vernon Islands were associated with Gulumoerrgin (Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps
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Catalogue
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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
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1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
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Documentation
Document Score: 
6
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual   5
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Thomas Parkhouse
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Limilngan-Wulna     Wulna  
Dixon (2002)   DARWIN REGION GROUP LimilnganWulna areal group Wuna (Wulna) Wuna (Wulna)
Wurm (1994) Laragiyan Wulna   Wulna  
Walsh (1981) Laragiyan Wulnic   Wulna  
Oates (1975) Larakian Wulnic   Wulna (N32)  
Wurm (1972) Larakian Wunic   Wuna  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Larakian Wunic   Wuna