N65: Kunwinjku

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AIATSIS Code: 
N65
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kunwinjku

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Name
ABN Name
Kunwinjku language
ABS Name
Kunwinjku
Horton Name
Gunwinggu
Ethnologue name
Gunwinggu
ISO 639-3 code
gup
Tindale name
Gunwinggu
Thesaurus heading language
Kunwinjku language N65
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku language (N65) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Gunwingu, Gunwingo, Wengi, Wengei, Wengej, Gundeidjeme, Gundjeipmi (horde on upper Liverpool River), Kulunglutji, Kulunglutchi, Gundjeibmi, Gundja-jeimi, Gundeijeme, Gundeidjeme, Margulitban (a group within the tribe), Unigangk, Urnigangg, Koorungo, Neinggu (of Maung tribe), Neinngu, Mangaridji, Mangeri.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Gunwingu, Gunwingo, Gunawitji, Witji, Kulunglutji, Kulunglutchi, Koorungo
Glottocode
gunw1252
Other sources
Gunwinggu, Maielli, Majali [Top End Handbook] Kundangyohmi [Garde 2002]
Synonyms
Gunwinjgu
Mayali
Bininj Gun wok
Neinggu
Gunwinggu
Mangeri
Mengerrdji
Menngarr
Gumawurag
Gunawitji
Gundeidjeme
Gundeijeme
Gundjajeimi
Gundjeibmi
Gundjeipmi
Gunei
Gunrerg
Gunwinghu
Gunwingo
Gunwingu
Gunwinngu
Gunwinygu
Gunwunei
Gurmadja madja
Koorunge
Koorungo
Kulunglutchi
Kulunglutji
Kulungutchi
Kuninjku
Mangaridji
Margulitban
Muralidan
Neing gu
Neinggu
Neinngu
Unigangk
Urnigangg
Wengei
Wengej
Wengi
Wunei
Gunwiggu
Witji
Maielli
Majali
Gundja jeimi
Comment
Language comment
References

Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
Approximately twenty miles from the coast at its closest point. from the upper reaches of the Coopers Creek, north of Oenpelli, to the Liverpool River, south-west of Maningrida. Kunbarlanja (formaly Oenpelli) (Evans 2003:13).
Maps
-
Catalogue
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Arthur Capell, Peter Carroll, Carolyn Coleman, Nick Evans, Joy Harris, Alice Moyle, Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre, Oenpelli Literature Production Centre, Bible Society
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
900 900 900 1400 961 47 - 915
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
15
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-Wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Carroll, Peter. 1976. Kunwinjku: a language of Western Arnhem Land, Australian National University: MA.
Dictionary: 
Garde, Murray. Kuninjku (Bininj Kun-wok) slash-coded word list, ASEDA 0799
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic   Gunwinggu Gunwinggu [dialects: Gumadir, Muralidban, Gunei, Gundjeipme, Naiali]
Dixon (2002)   ARNHEM LAND GROUP Gunwinjgu-Gunbarlang group Gunwinjgu (or Mayali, or Bininj Gun-wok, or Neinggu) Gunwinjgu (or Mayali, or Bininj Gun-wok, or Neinggu) Oates (1964), Evans (1991, forthcoming) further dialects include: Guninjku, Gundjeihmi, Kune, Gundedjnjenghmi
Wurm (1994) Gunwinyguan Gunwinygic   Gunwinygu  
Walsh (1981) Gunwinyguan Gunwinygic   Gunwinygu (Gunwinggu)  
Oates (1975) Gunwingguan Gunwinjgic Bininj Gunwinjgu  
Wurm (1972) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic   Gunwinggu  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic Binin Gunwiggu