Y78: KUKU YALANJI

AIATSIS Code: 
Y78
AIATSIS Reference name: 
KUKU YALANJI

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Name
ABN Name
Kuku-Yalanji language
ABS Name
Kuku Yalanji
Horton Name
Kuku-yalanji
Ethnologue name
Kuku-Yalanji
ISO 639-3 code
gvn
Tindale name
Kokojelandji
Thesaurus heading
Kuku Yalanji / Gugu Yalandji language (Y78) (Qld SD55-13)
Tindale (1974)
Kokoyellanji, Gugu-Jalandji, Gugu-Yalanji, Koko Yerlandji, Koko-yerlantji, Koko-yerlantchi, Kooka-alanji, Kokalungie, Koko Katji (of Kokojelandji).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kuku Yalandji, Kokoyellanji, Koko-Yerlandji, Kokoyerlantji, Kokolerlantchi
Glottocode
kuku1273
Other sources
Kuku Yalaja [Patz 2002:3]
Synonyms
Kuku Yalanji
Kuku Yalaja
Kuku Yelandji
Kuku yalanji
Djankun
Jungkurara
Kokojelandji
Kokokulunggur
Kokowalandja
Muluridji
Wakara
Wulpura
Booroorar
Cangoora
Chokonara
Cuegudira
Djiling
Gugu Jalandji
Gugu Yalandji
Gugu Yalanji
Gumbo
Gumbu
Jal:a
Jelanji
Jiling Juliacara
Junkara
Kokalungie
KokoJelandji
Koko Yerlandji
Koko yalanji
Koko yerlandji
Koko yerlandtji
Koko yerlantchi
Koko yerlantji
Kokolerlaatchi
Kokolunge
Kokoyellanji
Kooka alanji
Kuku Yalandji
Kyahara
Lerlantchi
Moorara
Nooroorarra
Tchoolooorara
Tondayara
Walparara
Yalampa
Yalandji
Yalandyi
Yallar
Yelandji
Yiling
Yoon koor ara
Yunkurara
Koko Jelandji
Kokoyerlantji
Kokolerlantchi
Gugu Yalandyi
Koko Katji
Comment
Language comment
According to Patz (2002:3-5), Kuku Yalanji has been adopted as the cover term for a language that has about a dozen dialects: Gugu Bididji Y86, eastern Kuku Yalanji or Gugu Buyunji Y87, Gugu Jangkun Y109, (Kokokulungkur Y103), Gugu Nyungkul Y90, (Kuku Tyungay, Junkurara Y89), Wakura Y104, Kuku Jakanji Y161, western Kuku Yalanji or Kuku Yalaja Y163, Muluridji Y97, Wagaman Y233, Wulpura Y98. Note however that Anderson (1996) uses the term Kuku Yalanji in a different way; to refer to the nineteen or so clans that occupied the immediate Bloomfield River valley. See also Kuku Walandja Y81, Gugu Yanyu Y92, Gugu Dyilin Y159 and China Camp Y158, which is a variety of Muluridji Y97. .
References

Anderson, Christopher. 1996. Traditional material culture of the Kuku-Yalanji of Bloomfield River, north Queensland. Records of the South Australian Museum 29(1):63-83.
Patz, Elisabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland, Australian National University: PhD. (MS 1826).
Patz, Elizabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland: Pacific Linguistics 527. 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
QLD
Location information
Speakers of the Kuku Yalanji language traditionally inhabited an area of over 2000 sq km extending from the Mossman River in the south to the Annan River in the north, bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east and extending inland to presumably just west of Mt Mulgrave (Patz 2002:6). Head of Palmer River, cast from Palmerville to Mount Lukin; south and west of the Dividing Range to upper Mitchell River; at Maytown; east to Byerstown (Tindale 1974).
Maps
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Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
4.5567.5
NILS endangerment grade
2
Documentation
Document Score: 
14
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionLarge (more than 200 pages)4
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Patz, Elisabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland. Pacific Linguistics 527. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Patz, Elisabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland (the eastern Kuku Yalanji dialect and Kuku Nyungkul), Australian National University: PhD.
Dictionary: 
Oates, Lynette. 1992. Kuku-Yalanji dictionary. Albury, NSW:Graeme van Brummelen.
Programs
Activities: 
SIL produced several materials in 70's and 80's. Bible translation work has been carried out by Wycliffe Bible Translators.
People: 
Qawanji Vincent J. Brady, Henry Hershberger, Ruth Hershberger, Lynette Oates, Wililam Oates, Elisabeth Patz
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYalandyicKuku-YalanjiKuku-Yalanji [dialects: Kuku-Nyungkul, Kuku-Biraji]
Dixon (2002)Kuku-Yalanji, Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji),Kuku-Yalanji Patz (1982) further dialects: Kuku-Njungkul, Kuku-Bididji, Kuku-Dungay, Kuku- Buyundji, Kuku-Kulunggur, Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji), Koko-Walandja, (Kuku-)Wakura, (Kuku-) Wakaman, (Kuku-)Djangun, (Kuku-) Muluridji, Kuku-Jakandji
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganYalandicGugu Yalandyi
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganYalandyicGugu Yalandyi
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYalanjicGugu Yalanji
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYalanjic (or Family)Gugu Yalanji (Koko Yelandji)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricEastern PamaKoko Jelandji