Y69: Kuuk Thaayorre

AIATSIS Code: 
Y69
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kuuk Thaayorre

tab group

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
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
Language comment
Kuuk Thaayorre ku:k t̪a: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
QLD
Location information
Edward River Community (Hall 1968) Inland and to the south of Pormpuraaw (Gaby 2006:1).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
5777
NILS endangerment grade
3
Documentation
Document Score: 
13
Documentation table: 
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
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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Classification
Classification table: 
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 & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricMiddle PamaTaior