N70: Kune

AIATSIS code: 
N70
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kune

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Kune
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Gunwinggu [Gunei]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Kune language N70
Thesaurus heading (old)
Ndjebbana / Gunavidji / Gunibidji language (N74) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Kune Narayek, Kune Duleryaek [Evans 2003:16]
Synonyms
Gunwinggu
Comment
Comments: 
Evans describes Kune Narayek and Kune Dulerayek (N70) as a dialect of Bininj Gun-Wok N186, a term he introduced to describe the relationships between Kunwinjku N65, Gun-djeihmi N71, Kuninjku N173, Gun-dedjnjenghmi N171 and Manyallaluk Mayali N44 (v:2003). Documentation on Bininj Gun-Wok N186 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Evans, Nicholas. 2003. Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune: Pacific Linguistics 541. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
Cadell River region south of Maningrida, centred around the outstations of Korlobidahdah (Kune Narayek) and Bolkdjam and Buluhkaduru (Kune Dulerayek) (Evans 2003:16).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Nick Evans
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census40
2011Census121
2016Census180

Speaker numbers were measured differently across the censuses and various other sources listed in AUSTLANG. You are encouraged to refer to the sources.

Speaker numbers for ‘NILS 2004’ and ‘2005 estimate’ come from 'Table F.3: Numbers of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages (various surveys)' in 'Appendix F NILS endangerment and absolute number results' in McConvell, Marmion and McNicol 2005, pages 198-230 (PDF, 2.5MB).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
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
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic Gunwinggu [Gunei] Gunwinggu [dialects: Gumadir, Muralidban, Gunei, Gundjeipme, Naiali]
Dixon (2002) ARNHEM LAND GROUP Gunwinjgu-Gunbarlang group Kune Gunwinjgu (or Mayali, or Bininj Gun-wok, or Neinggu) Oates (1964), Evans (1991, forthcoming) further dialects include: Guninjku, Gundjeihmi, Kune, Gundedjnjenghmi
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Gunei
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)