Y109: Kuku Djangun / Djungan

AIATSIS code: 
Y109
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuku Djangun / Djungan

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Kuku-yalanji (Djankun)
Ethnologue name
Djangun
ISO 639-3 code
djf
Tindale name
Djankun
Tindale (1974)
Ngaikungu (valid alternative), Dyangun, Chungki, Dyangunbari, Djandnandi, Chunkunburra, Chunkunberry, Changunberries, Shanganburra, Kokotjangun (Koko-je-landji term), Kokomutju (name used by tribes to north), Mutju, Ngaikungo, Ngaikungo-i (based on place name with suffix -i or -il).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
djan1238
Other sources
Kuku Jangkun [Patz 1982]
Synonyms
Kuku, Djangun, Kuku yalanji, Djankun, Jungkurara, Kokojelandji, Kokokulunggur, Kokowalandja, Muluridji, Wakara, Wulpura, Kuku Jangkun, Djunggun, Djagun, Ngaikungu, Dyangun, Chungki, Dyangunbari, Djandnandi, Chunkunburra, Chunkunberry, Changunberries, Shanganburra, Kokotjangun, Kokomutju, Mutju, Ngaikungo, Ngaikungo i
Comment
Comments: 

This is a dialect of Kuku Yalanji Y78 (Patz, 1982). Documentation on Kuku Yalanji may be relevant.

 

References: 
  • Patz, Elisabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland, Australian National University: PhD. (MS 1826).
  • Patz, Elizabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland: Pacific Linguistics 527. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Speakers of the Kuku Yalanji language traditionally inhabited an area of over 2000 sq km extending from the Mossman River in the south to the Annan River in the north, bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east and extending inland to presumably just west of Mt Mulgrave (Patz 2002:6).

 

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People: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS1-
2005Estimate-
2006Census-
2011Census-
2014NILS2
2016Census-
2018-2019NILS3

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 None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yalandyic   Djangun  
Dixon (2002)       (Kuku-)Djangun Kuku-Yalanji Patz (1982) further dialects: Kuku-Njungkul, Kuku-Bididji, Kuku-Dungay, Kuku- Buyundji, Kuku-Kulunggur, Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji), Koko-Walandja, (Kuku-)Wakura, (Kuku-) Wakaman, (Kuku-)Djangun, (Kuku-) Muluridji, Kuku-Jakandji
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Yalandic   Djagun  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yalandyic   Djagun  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yalanjic   Djunggun  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yalanjic (or Family)   Djangun  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)