Y163: Kuku Yalaja

AIATSIS code: 
Y163
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuku Yalaja

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Tindale name
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Tindale (1974)
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Other sources
Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji) [Patz 1982]
Synonyms
Kuku Yelandji
Comment
Comments: 
Kuku Yalaja is a dialect of Kuku Yalanji Y78 (Patz, 1982). Patz equates Kuku Yalaja with Tindale's Kokojelandji (2002). Documentation on Kuku Yalanji Y78 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
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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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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
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Classification
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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji)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)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)