W36: Kurrama

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AIATSIS Code: 
W36
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kurrama

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec (Gurama)
Horton Name
Kurrama
Ethnologue name
Kurrama
ISO 639-3 code
vku
Tindale name
Kurama
Thesaurus heading language
Kurrama language W36
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kurrama language (W36) (WA SF50-11)
Tindale (1974)
Jawunmara (Indjibandi term, applied also in a slightly different form to Mardudunera), Gurama, Kerama, Karama, Korama, Jana:ri (see note under Indjibandi).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Karama, Korama
Glottocode
kurr1243
Other sources
Karima, Korima [Dixon 2011:35]
Synonyms
Other Australian Indigenous Languages
Gurama
Janari
Jardira
Kerama
Korima
Gurrama
Jana:ri
Jawunmara
Karama
Karima
Korama
Kurama
Yarnarri
Yinyjiwarnti Kurrama
Mijarranypa
Marntartka
Ngamangamara
Comment
Language comment
References

Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1968. Interim report, 1968, no.1 (July-August). (PMS 2126)
Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dixon, Sally. 2011. How to read and write Pilbara languages. South Hedland: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
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.
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre. 2001. Kurrama wordlist & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.
Wordick, F. J. F. 1982. The Yindjibarndi language: Pacific Linguistics C-71. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
WA
Location information
Mutalkura (Top End Kurrama)- Hammersley Ranges, around Marandoo and Tom Price as far as Palm Spring; Punukunti (Bottom End Kurrama) - Duck Creek, around Boolgeeda Creek, the western arm of the Beasley River down to Cajuput Spring; Nhamarrnhamarra (Robe River Kurrama) - around Red HIll. This group joined with the Punukunti (Brehaut & Vitenbergs 2001 as quoted in Wangka Maya 2001) Plateau tops of Hamersley Range, north to cliff wall looking down on valley of Fortescue River; east to Mount McCrae at western boundary of Hamersley Station; south to headwaters of Duck Creek and upper Hardey River at Rocklea (Tindale 1974) Contemporary location Onslow, Tom Price (Dixon 2011:35)
Maps
-
Catalogue
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
50 - 50- - - 10 10 -
Speaker NILS table
- - - -
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
NILS endangerment grade
0
Documentation
Document Score: 
7
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Small (20-100 pages) 2
Grammar Sketch grammar (less than 100 pages) 2
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Wangka Maya PALC. 2006. Kurrama wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Dictionary: 
Wangka Maya PALC. 2006. Kurrama wordlists & sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC. Burgman, Albert. 2006. Kurrama : Kurrama - English dictionary, English - Kurrama wordlist, topical wordlist and sketch grammar. South Hedland, WA: Wangka Maya PALC.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Alan Dench, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan South-West Coastal Ngayarda Kurrama  
Dixon (2002)   GASCOYNE RIVER TO PILBARA AREAL GROUP Pilbara/Ngayarta areal group Kurrama Yinjtjiparnrti/Kurrama Wordick (1982)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan South-West   Kurrama  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan South-West Coastal Ngayarda Kurrama  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Pilbara-Nyungar (Southwest) Coastal Ngayarda Gurama  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Southwest (or Nyungic) Ngayarda Kurama  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Southwest Ngayarda Kurama