N69: Kunbarlang

AIATSIS Code: 
N69
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kunbarlang

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Kunbarlang language (Previously Warlang language)
ABS Name
Kunbarlang
Horton Name
Gunbalang
Ethnologue name
Kunbarlang
ISO 639-3 code
wlg
Tindale name
Gambalang
Thesaurus heading
Kunbarlang / Gunbalang language (N69) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
Gunbalang, Gunbulan, Walang.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
kunb1251
Other sources
Gunbarlang, Gunba:lan, Gunba:lang, Gunbalong, Walang [Top End Handbook]
Synonyms
Gunbarlang
Gunbalang
Gambalanga
Walang
Gambalang
Geimbio
Gimbarlang
Gunba:lang
Gunbalag
Gunbalong
Gunbulan
Gurmadja madja
Warlang
Gunba:lan
Comment
Language comment
Coleman (1982) says there are different dialects of Gunbarlang N69 but it is not clear how many. She lists Djimbilrri N168*, Gurrigurri N174*, Gumunggurdu N170*, Marrabanggu N165*, Marranumbe N166* and Gunguluwala N172* as Gunbarlang (N69) speaking people, and among them she recognises at least Djimbilirri N168*, Gurrigurri N174* and Gungluwala N185* as speaing their own dialects.
References

Coleman, Carolyn. Kunbarlang [electronic resource] (ASEDA 0640).
Coleman, Carolyn. 1982. A grammar of Gunbarlang with special reference to grammatical relations, Australian National University: BA (Hons). (MS 1755).
Harris, Joy. 1969. Preliminary grammar of
Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
NT
Location information
The country in which Gunbarlang is traditionally spoken extends westwards along the coast from the mouth of the Liverpool River (across the estuary from Marningrida Settement) to the mouth of the Goomadeer River (Coleman 1982: Introduction). The general associations were to the coast from the western side of the Liverpool River estuary to Iliwan Swamp and inland for about 20km (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
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
10
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Coleman, Carolyn. 1982. A grammar of Gunbarlang with special reference to grammatical relations, Australian National University: BA (Hons.)
Dictionary: 
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Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Carolyn Coleman, Joy Harris, Maningrida Literature Production Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
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Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)GunwingguanGunwinggicKunbarlang
Dixon (2002)ARNHEM LAND GROUPGunwinjgu-Gunbarlang groupGunbarlangGunbarlang Coleman (1982) dialects: Djimbilirri, Gurrigurri, Gumunggurdu, Marrabanggu, Marranumbu, Gunguluwala
Wurm (1994)GunwinyguanGunwinygicWarlang
Walsh (1981)GunwinyguanGunwinygicWarlang
Oates (1975)GunwingguanGunwinjgicBininjGunbalang
Wurm (1972)GunwingguanGunwinggicGunbalang
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)GunwingguanGunwinggicGirdimargGunbalang