W5: Goreng / Koreng

AIATSIS code: 
W5
AIATSIS reference name: 
Goreng / Koreng

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Goreng
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Koreng
Thesaurus heading language
Goreng / Koreng language W5
Thesaurus heading (old)
Goreng language (W5) (WA SI50-12)
Tindale (1974)
Ko:rengi (valid alternative), Kuriny, Corine, Coro-ran, Bremer Bay tribe, Warangu, Warrangoo, Warranger, Warrangle, Kojonup and Stirling tribe, Mongup (place name), Kokar (basic meaning 'east'), Kaialiwongi (['kaiali] = north, name applied to language by the Minang).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kuriny, Corine, Qualup
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
Nyungar, Caracterrup, Corine, Kuriny, Qualup, Warangu, Bremer Bay tribe, Coreng, Cororan, Kaialiwongi, Kaleap, Ko:rengi, Kojonup, Kokar, Mongup, Stirling tribe, Warranger, Warrangle, Warrangoo, Coro ran
Comment
Comments: 
Oates (1975:90) says that this is included by von Brandenstein as part of Wudjari W8, which is a Noongar W41 dialect. Other sources (e.g. South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council 2010) treat it as a distinct Noongar / Nyungar W41 variety and, as Kurinj (W5) language data has been recorded by Laves (MS 2189), Goreng / Koreng is treated as a distinct language in the Thesaurus. The Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre assigns the Koreng (W5) clan to the 'Kongal-boyal - South-eastern' dialect, noting the approximate nature of 'how the original 14 recognised Noongar Clans have been drawn into 3 main dialects'. Also see record for Noongar / Nyungar W41 for a discussion about the relationship between Noongar / Nyungar people names and language/dialect names.
References: 
  • Fernandez, Eva. 2014. Gnarla Moort (Our People). Perth, WA: City of Perth. (Rp FER (A))
  • Laves, Gerhardt. 1929-1932. Papers of Gerhardt Laves. (MS 2189)
  • Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Language Centre. <http://noongarboodjar.com.au/language/noongar-dialects/>, viewed 19 October 2015.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. 2010. Kaartdijin Noongar-noongar Knowledge: sharing Noongar Culture. (<http://www.noongarculture.org.au/>, viewed 9 October 2015).
  • 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 / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
From Gairdner River to Pallinup (Salt) River; at Bremer Bay; inland to Jeramungup, Pingrup, Nampup (= Nyabing), Badgebup, and Kibbleup near Broome Hill; south to Stirling Range; at Gnowangerup and Ongerup; west to Cranbrook and Tambellup but not originally at Kojonup or Qualeup; they moved west in earliest settlement times under pressure from Wudjari (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gerhardt Laves
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2016Census-

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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualLess than 11
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNyungar
Dixon (2002)KorengNyungar tribal names: Njunga, Wutjari, Koreng, Minang, Pipalman, Wartanti, Pindjarup, Whadjuk, Kaneang, Wilmen, Njaki-Njaki
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganPilbara-Nyungar (Southwest)NjungarGoreng
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestNyungaKoreng