Y43: Kugu Muminh

AIATSIS code: 
Y43
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kugu Muminh

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Kugu Muminh
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Kuku-Muminh
ISO 639-3 code
xmh
Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Kugu Muminh language Y43
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gugu Muminh language (Y43) (Qld SD54-07)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
kuku1283
Other sources
Synonyms
Wik Muminh, Kugu/Wik Nganhcara, Kuku Muminh, Mumin, WikMuminh
Comment
Comments: 
Smith and Johnson describe six closely related patrilects Kugu Muminh Y43; Kugu Uwanh Y176; Kugu Ugbanh Y175; Kugu Mu'inh Y224; Kugu Yi'anh Y178 and Wik Iyanh Y172 under the language name Kugu Nganhcara Y59. Their grammar of this language is based primarily on Kugu Uwanh Y176 (2000:358). This language belongs to a genetic language family (shared origins) which includes: Wik-Mungkan Y57; Wik-Iiyanh Y177 and Y172; Wik-Ngathan Y54 and Y56; Wik-Ngatharr Y51; Wik-Ep Y52; Wik-Me'anh Y53; Wik-Keyangan Y173; Mungkanho; Kugu-Uwanh Y176; Kugu-Ugbanh Y175 and Kugu-Mu'inh Y53 (Sutton, 1993:32).
References: 
  • J. Blake, 355-489. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Smith, Ian, and Steve Johnson. 2000. Kugu Nganhcara. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 5, eds R. M. W. Dixon and Barry Sutton, Peter. 1993. Material culture traditions of the Wik people, Cape York Peninsula. In Records of the South Australian Museum; v. 27 no. 1, pp. 31-52.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Coastal area south of mouth of Holroyd River (Oates 1975:274). Kugu Nganhcara: between Kendall River and Moonkan Creek. Today, it is spoken chiefly at Edward River and Aurukun (Smith & Johnson 2000).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
A documentation project funded by Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is carried out from December 2006 to December 2009 (http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/fll/hrelp/).
People: 
Ken Hale
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates30
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate20
2006Census-
2011Census-
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 listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Smith, Ian & Johnson, Steve. 2000. Kugu Nganhcara. In Handbook of Australian languages, vol. 5, eds. RMW Dixon and B Blake, 355-489. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaKuku-Muminh
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Wik subgroup*Kugu-Muminh (Wik-Muminh) (or Kugu/Wik-Nganhcara)Kugu-Muminh (Wik-Muminh) (or Kugu/Wik-Nganhcara) Smith and Johnson (2000) further dialects (all preceded by Kugu/Wik-): Mu'inh, Uwanh, Ugbanh, Yi'anh, Mangk, Iyanh
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanKugu-Muminh
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanMiddle PamaKugu-Muminh
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganMiddle PamaWik Muminh
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWik Muminh
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaWik Muminh