Y223: Kokoberrin

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Y223
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Kokoberrin

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Koko Berang
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According to FATSIL newsletter (2004, vol. 7), Kokoberrin is a term which refers to the people of the Inkerman Station area, between and a bit beyond the Nassau and Staaten Riversand, and these people use several languages. Kokoberrin means 'the true language of the land'. The newsletter says, 'Some time ago the Kokoberrin probably had their own distinctive language, perhaps the one known as Kok-Narr, Kuandhar, or Kundhar G29. Recording of languages were made from Kokoberrin people in 1960s and 1970s. These people spoke Kok-Narr G29, as well as Kurtjar G33 and Koko-Bera Y85. Kurtjar and Koko-Bera are two traditional languages best known to the Kokoberrin people today'. A Kokoberrin dictionary (presumably a mixture of several languages) has been produced. Alpher (2007 p.c.) suspects that Wurm's Koko Berang is the equivalent of Kokoberrin.
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The Kokoberrin are the people of the Inkerman Station area, between and a bit beyond the Nassau and Staaten Rivers. Today, they are mainly found in Kowanyama and Normanton and some other North Queensland communities (Voice of the Land 2004 Vol.7 6-7).
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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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Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricCoastal PamaKoko Berang
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)