Y73: Uw Olkola

AIATSIS code: 
Y73
AIATSIS reference name: 
Uw Olkola

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Cape York Peninsula Languages, nec (Olgol)
Horton name
Kunjen (Olkolo)
Ethnologue name
Kunjen [Olgol]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Olkolo
Thesaurus heading language
Uw Olkola language Y73
Thesaurus heading (old)
Olgol / Olkol language (Y73) (Qld SD54-15)
Tindale (1974)
Koko Olkol, Koko Olkolo, Ol'kol (pronunciation of Kunggara man), Koko-olkol, Olkulo, Koka-ollugul, Ulkulu, Wulgulu, Olgolo, Olcoola.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Olkol and Okangol [Sharp 1939:257] Olkola [Rigsby 2007 p.c.] Olkol [Alpher 2006 p.c.] Koko-olkulo [Roth 1898] Olkolo [Rigsby] Owoilkulla (Mathews 1900:110) Koko-Olkulo (Roth 1910:94, McConnell 1939:11), Ulkulu (Capell 1963), Olkol and Okangol (Sharp 1939:257), Kokonggol [Sommer 1969:3]
Synonyms
Olgol, Cape York Peninsula Languages, Kunjen, Koko Olkol, Koko Olkolo, Olkol, Koko olkol, Olkulo, Koka ollugul, Ulkulu, Wulgulu, Olgolo, Olcoola
Comment
Comments: 
Uw Olkola is closely related to Uw Oykangand Y101. Uw-Olgol is a mutually intelligible variety of Uw Okolo, a difference recognised by some but not all of its speakers (Rigsby, p.c. 2006). Thus it is listed under the same code as Uw Olkola (Y73) in this database.
References: 
  • Sommer, Bruce. 2006. Speaking Kunjen: an ethnography of Oykangand kinship and communication, the Cape York region of northern Queensland, Australia. Canberra: Pacific 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: 
Olgol (sometimes, Olkol) was and is spoken to the south of Olkola proper, say, from the Alice River southward (Rigsby 2007 p.c.). Middle Coleman River; south to Crosbie River. Despite similarities in name and contiguity, it seems that the Kokangol are a separate tribe higher up on the Alice River watershed (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bob Dixon, Sander Keen, Wolfgang Laade, Bruce Sommer, Lamont West
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oatesexist
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate5
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Small (20-100 pages) 2
Text Collection Less than 20 pages 1
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 

Sommer, Bruce. 1972. Kunjen syntax: A generative view. Canberra:AIAS.

Dictionary: 
(Archived webpage) Uw Olkola and Uw Oykangand Alphabetical Search Index (dictionary): http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13779/20020506-0000/www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/2970/olkola.htm
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Paman Central Pama Kunjen [Olgol] Kunjen [dialects: Ulkulu, Oykangand (Olgol, Olgolo, Olgel, Ogondyan).]
Dixon (2002) WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUP Upper southwest Pama group Olgol(o) Oykangand Sommer (1969, 1972) further dialects: Olgol(o), and possibly Koko-Wangkara
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman Olgol
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Central Pama Olgol
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Central Pama Olgol
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pama-Maric Central Pama Olgol
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)