Y22: Kuuku Ya'u

AIATSIS code: 
Y22
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuuku Ya'u

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Name
ABN name
-
ABS name
Kuuku-Ya'u
Horton name
Kuuku-ya'u
Ethnologue name
Kuuku-Ya'u
ISO 639-3 code
kuy
Tindale name
Pakadji
Thesaurus heading language
Kuuku Ya'u language Y22
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gugu Yau language (Y22) (Qld SD54-04)
Tindale (1974)
Yao, Ya'o, Koko Ya':o, Koka-yao (term applied by southern tribes), ? Makadama.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
kuuk1238
Other sources
Kuuk-Yak (Kuuk-Thaayorre name) [Alpher, p.c. 2006]
Synonyms
Kuuku Yau, Kuuku yau, Pakadji, Gugu Yau, Guugu YauBagadji, Jao, Kao Kokoyao, Koka yao, Koko Ya:o, KokoYao, Koko yao, Kuku Yau, Kuku Yao, Kuuk Yak, Makadama, Yao, Koko Yao
Comment
Comments: 
Kuuku Ya'u is part of a dialect complex with Umpila Y45 and Kaanju Y44 (Hill 2011:58).
References: 
  • Hill, Clair. 2011. Named and unnamed spaces: colour, kin and the environment in Umpila. Senses & Society 6(1):57-67.
  • Thompson, David. 1988. Lockhart River 'sand beach' language: an outline of Kuuku Ya'u and Umpila: Work Papers of SIL-AAIB, A 11. Darwin: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Uu'ungun south to Claudie River and hinterland (Thompson 1988:2).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
The English Aboriginal Dictionary project has created a multimedia English-Umpila-Kuuku Ya'u dictionary (http://www.turtlelane.com.au/TLS/SignificantProjectsData.html#mmdictionary)
People: 
David Thompson, Wolfgang Laade, Lamont West
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census8
2001Census9
2004NILS10?
2005Estimate9
2006Census13
2011Census11
2016Census-

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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Thompson, David. 1988. Lockhart River sand beach language: an outline of Kuuku Ya'u and Umpila. Darwin:SIL.

Dictionary: 
Thompson, David. 1988. Lockhart River sand beach language: an outline of Kuuku Ya'u and Umpila. Darwin:SIL.
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNortheastern PamaKuuku-Ya'u
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b)Kuuku Ya'uUmpila Thompson (1988) further dialects: Kuuku Yani, Uutaalnganu, Kuuku Ya'u, Kuuku Iyu, Kaantju
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanKuuku-Ya'u
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorth-Eastern PamaKuuku-Ya?u
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorth-eastern PamaGugu Ya?u
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricKoko Ya'o?Koko Ya'o?
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)