Y2: Kalaw Kawaw Ya

AIATSIS Code: 
Y2
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kalaw Kawaw Ya

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Kalaw Kawaw Ya language
ABS Name
Kalaw Kawaw Ya/Kalaw Lagaw Ya
Horton Name
Kalaw Kawaw Ya
Ethnologue name
Kala Lagaw Ya [Kalaw Kawaw]
ISO 639-3 code
-
Tindale name
-
Thesaurus heading
Kalaw Kawaw Ya language (Y2) (Qld TSI SC54-07)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kowrarega, Karualaig
Glottocode
-
Other sources
Synonyms
Kalaw Kawaw Ya/Kalaw Lagaw Ya
Kala Lagaw Ya
Gudang
Kaurareg
Moait
Moalaig
Bo:gu
Buglial
Bulgai
Dauan Saibai
Kowrarega
Karualaig
Dauan
Boigu
Saibai
Comment
Language comment
Kalaw Kawaw Ya Y2 is a dialect of the Western Torres Strait language known as Kala Lagaw Ya Y1. Other dialects are Kala Lagaw Ya Y1, Mabuyag Y239, Kulkalgaw Ya Y4, and Kawalgaw Ya Y5. This language is also known as Yagar Yagar (Ober p.c. 2007). Note that ABS does not make a distinction between Kalaw Lagaw Ya and Kalaw Kawaw Ya Y2 and thus Census data probably covers both dialects.
References

Ober, Dana, and Rod Kennedy. Kalaw Kawaw Ya dictionary. (ASEDA 0485).
Round, Erich and Lesley Stirling, 2015. Universals of split argument coding and morphological neutralization: Why Kala Yagaw Ya is not as bizarre as we thought. Australian Journal of Linguistics 35(3):251-281.

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
TSI
Location information
Saibai, Dauan and Boigu (Ober ASEDA 485)
Maps
-
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Oates 1973 Senate 1984 Schmidt 1990 Census 1996 Census 2001 NILS 2004 2005 estimate Census 2006
- - - - 816 - 800 1216
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years 20-39 years 40-59 years 60+
- - - -
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
7
Documentation table: 
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
Bani, Ephraim. 1986. Kalaw Kawaw Ya/English dictionary.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Marina Babia, Ephraim Bani, Anna Shnukal, Saibai Island Council (Mariana Babia, Cultural Officer), Brisbane Kala Kawaw Ya Project
Indigenous organisations: 

Dauanlgaw Torres Strait Islander Corporation
C/- Dauan Island Council
Dauan Island via Thursday Island QLD 4875:
Saibai Mura Buway (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation
Saibai Island via Thursday Island QLD 4875:

Classification
Classification table: 
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Kala Lagaw Ya   Kala Lagaw Ya [Kalaw Kawaw] Kala Lagaw Ya [dialects: Kalaw Kawaw]
Dixon (2002)   TORRES STRAIT GROUP   Kalaw Kawaw Ya West Torres (also: Kalaw Kawaw Ya, Kala Lagaw Langgus, Yagar Yagar) - Ford and Ober (1986) dialects on each island: Mabuiag, Badu, Dauan, Saibai, Boigu, Moa, Yarn, Sue, Yorke and Coconut
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Mabuiag Southern Mabuiag Dauan, Boigu, Saibai  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Mabuiagic   Dauan  
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Mabuiagic Kaurareg, Muralag is also Y1 Kalaw Lagaw Ya Dauan-Saibai