Y155: Coonambella

AIATSIS code: 
Y155
AIATSIS reference name: 
Coonambella

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Comment
Comments: 
According to Dixon (2002) and Donohue (2006), this is a dialect of Wulguru Y135 (Dixon's Manbara). Price has collected data on the Coonambella people (1985).
References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Donohue, Mark. 2007. Wulguru: a salvage study of a north-eastern Australian language from Townsville: Languages of the World/Materials 463. München: Lincom Europa.
  • Price, Charles. 1985. Language of Townsville area (Coonambella). MS 330.
  • Price, Charles. 1885. Vocabulary of the Coonambella tribe. MF 118.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
Townsville area (Price 1985).
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)HERBERT RIVER GROUPCoonambellaManbara possible dialect names: Mulgu, Buluguyban, Wulgurukaba, Coonambella, Nhawalgaba
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)