Y199: Ogh Alungul

AIATSIS code: 
Y199
AIATSIS reference name: 
Ogh Alungul

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Synonyms
Koko Possum/Alngula
Comment
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Ogh Alungu Y199 is classified as belonging to the Alaya-Athima language group, a set of initial-dropping languages not closely related to others of this type in the area. Alpher describes them in regional blocks, with Ogh Alungu in the north-eastern end in the upper reaches and headwaters of the Morehead and Hann Rivers. Other members of this group include Awu Alaya (Kuku Thaypan) Y84; Aghu Tharrnggala Y65; Awu Arungu / Awu Alwang / Agu Aloja Y219; Kuku Mini Y94; Ogh Angkula 197; Ikarranggal Y198; Takalak Y125; Ogh Awarrangg Y201; Ongunyjan Y206; Kokiny Y188; Athima Y237 (2016:41-42).
References: 
  • Alpher, Barry. 2016. Connecting Thaypanic. In Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, (eds) Jean-Christophe Verstraete and Diane Hafner. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Rigsby, Bruce. 2005. The languages of eastern Cape York Peninsula and linguistic anthropology. In Donald Thomson : the man and scholar, Bruce Rigsby and Nicolas Peterson (eds). Canberra : Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with support from Museum Victoria.
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Confirmed
Location
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QLD
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... on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range around the Morehead and Hann Rivers (Sommer 2007 p.c.).
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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
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUP Thaypan/Mini subgroup Koko-Possum/Alngula Kuku-Mini* Jolly (1989) further dialects include (or some may be separate languages): Koko-Possum/Alngula, Ikarranggal, Aghu Tharrnggala
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Lamalamic Wurangung (or Waric Paman) Alungul
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)