Y69: Kuuk Thaayorre

AIATSIS code: 
Y69
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuuk Thaayorre

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Name
ABN name
Kuuk Thaayorre language (previously Thayorre langage)
ABS name
Kuuk Thayorre
Horton name
Thaayorre
Ethnologue name
Thayore
ISO 639-3 code
thd
Tindale name
Taior
Thesaurus heading language
Kuuk Thaayorre language Y69
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kuuk Thaayorre / Thaayorre language (Y69) (Qld SD54-11)
Tindale (1974)
Taiol (valid variant), Thaayorre, Tayore, Koko-Taiyor, Da:jor, Koko-Daiyuri, Kokkotaijari, Kokotaiyari, ? Koko-yak, Gugujak, Daiyuri, Taiol (name as spoken by a Gilbert River native).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Ku-k Thayori, Kokkotaijari
Glottocode
thay1249
Other sources
Koko Daiyuri (Simmons, Graydon and Gajdusek 1958), Thayore (Alpher 1972), Koko Taiyor, Koko Daiyuri (Donald Thomson), Kuuk Thaayoore, Thaayore, Thayorre, Taior, Tayore, Taiol, Da:jor, Gugudayor, Kuktayor, Koko-Daiyuri, Kokkotaijari, Kokotaiyari, Kukudayore , Behran (Grimes and Grimes 2000) [Gaby 2006]
Synonyms
Kuuk Thayorre, Thayore, Thaayorre, Koko Daiyuri, Koko Taiyor, Taior, Bohran, Da:jor, Daiyuri, Dajor, Dayorr, Gugujak, Kokkotaijari, Koko, Koko Tayorre, Koko yak, Kokotaiyari, Kokotayor, Taiol, Taiyor, Tayor, Tayore, Tayorr, Thayarre, Thayorre, Ku k Thayori, Dha:yorre, Kuuk Thaayoore, Thaayore, Gugudayor, Kuktayor, Kukudayore, Behran, Thaayorr
Comment
Comments: 
Kuuk Thaayorre ku:k t?a:jor is the name applied by the Thaayorre people to their own language. The name is constructed with 'kuuk' (meaning 'language') although the meaning of Thaayorre is uncertain . It is affiliated with Kuuk Thaayunth Y215; Kuuk Thayem Y212; and Kuuk Thanon (Gaby 2006:2-3).
References: 
  • Gaby, Alice. 2006. A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne: PhD. <https://web.archive.org/web/20070921033949/http://eprints.infodiv.unimel...
  • Hall, Allen. 1968. A depth-study of the Thaayorr language of the Edward River tribe, Cape York Peninsula : being a description of the phonology with a brief grammatical outline and samples of lexicon and oral literature. University of Queensland: Masters. MS 544.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Edward River Community (Hall 1968) Inland and to the south of Pormpuraaw (Gaby 2006:1).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
Bible translation work has been carried out by Bible Society in Australia. Queensland. Dept. of Education produced several school materials in 70's. Rat kuuk Thaayorren Pam Edward Rivernak : literacy primer : bilingual programme in MURA
People: 
Barry Alpher, Tom Foote, Allen Hall, Michael Winnington Martin,
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt500
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILSmany
2005Estimate-
2006Census24
2011Census129
2016Census205

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 listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionMedium (100-200 pages)3
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Hall, Allen. 1968. A depth-study of the Thaayorr language of the Edward River tribe, Cape York Peninsula: being a description of the phonology with a brief grammatical outline and samples of lexicon and oral literature, University of Queensland: MA.

Hall, Allen. 1972. A study of the Thaayorre language of the Edward River tribe, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland: being a description of the grammar, University of Queensland: PhD.

Gaby, Alice. 2006. A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, University of Melbourne: PhD

Dictionary: 
Foote, Tom. 1992. Kuuk Thaayorre dictionary. Brisbane: Myrtle Foot, Georgina Norman and Allen Hall. Foote, Tom and Allen Hall. 1995. Kuuk Thaayorre dictionary: English/Thaayorre: supplement to the Thaayorre English dictionary. Toowoomba: Tom and Myrtle Foote, Jessaly Coleman, Georgina Norman and A Hall
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanWestern PamaThayore
Dixon (2002)WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUPUpper southwest Pama groupKuuk ThaayorreKuuk Thaayorre Hall (1972) further dialects: Yak, Kirka, Thayem, Thayunth
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanTyaayoree
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanWestern PamaThaayorre
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern PamaDha:yorre
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaThaayorr (Koko Thayorr, Taior)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaTaior