Y44: Kaanju / Kaantju

AIATSIS code: 
Y44
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kaanju / Kaantju

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Cape York Peninsula Languages, nec (Kaanju, etc.)
Horton name
Kaantju
Ethnologue name
Kanju
ISO 639-3 code
kbe
Tindale name
Kandju
Thesaurus heading language
Kaanju / Kaantju language Y44
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kaanju / Kaantju language (Y44) (Qld SD54-08)
Tindale (1974)
Ka:ntju, Ka:ndyu, Kandyu, Kantju, Kanju, Kanyu, Karnju, Karndheu, Karntju, Karnyu, Karnu, Kamdhue, Kamdheu, Gandju.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ka-ntyu, Kanju, Kandyu, Kantju, Kanyu, Karnju, Karntju, Karnyu, Karnu, Kamdhue
Glottocode
kanj1260
Other sources
Kaanytju [Alpher 2006 p.c.]
Synonyms
Cape York Peninsula Languages, etc, Kanju, Kandju, Andjingid, Andyingid, Anjungitie, Candju, Gaanydyu, Gandanju, GandjuIo, Iju, Jaalo, Jabuda, Ka:antju, Ka:ndyu, Kaantyu, Kamdheu, Kamdhue, Kandyi, Kandyu, Kantanyu, Kantju, Kantyu, Kanyu, Karndheu, Karnju, Karntju, Karnu, Karnyu, Kokin oh, Ndhyrl, Neegulada, Wijamo, Yaldiye ho, Ka ntyu, Gaandju, Kaanytju, Ka:ntju, Gandju
Comment
Comments: 
Kaanju is part of a dialect complex with Umpila Y45 and Kuuku Ya'u Y22 (Hill 2011:58). Oates lists North Gaandju and South Gaandju as separate dialects; West made some recordings (1975:284).
References: 
  • Hill, Clair. 2011. Named and unnamed spaces: colour, kin and the environment in Umpila. Senses & Society 6(1):57-67.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • 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.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
from the present town of Coen to north of the old Moreton Post office (about 200 km) (Thompson 1988:2). Headwaters of Archer River; on tableland from between Ebagoola and Coen north to heads of Lockhart, Pascoe, and Batavia rivers; east to coastward slope of McIlwraith Range; west to Geikie Range and edge of plateau (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Wolfgang Laade, Bruce Sommer, David Thompson, Lamont West
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oatesexist
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS1000
2005Estimate2
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 listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNortheastern PamaKanju
Dixon (2002)NORTH CAPE YORK SUBGROUP*Northern Paman subgroup* - Hale (1964, 1976b)KaantjuUmpila Thompson (1988) further dialects: Kuuku Yani, Uutaalnganu, Kuuku Ya'u, Kuuku Iyu, Kaantju
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanKaantyu
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorth-Eastern PamaKaantyu
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganNorth-eastern PamaGaandju
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricNorth-Eastern PamaKantju
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaKandju