Y83: KUNJEN

AIATSIS Code: 
Y83
AIATSIS Reference name: 
KUNJEN

tab group

Name
ABN Name
Kunjen languages
ABS Name
Cape York Peninsula Languages, nec (Kunjen)
Horton Name
Kunjen
Ethnologue name
Kunjen
ISO 639-3 code
kjn
Tindale name
Ngundjan
Thesaurus heading
Kunjen / Ogh-Undyan language (Y83) (Qld SE54-04)
Tindale (1974)
Kun'djan (valid alternative), 'Kundjan, Gundjun, Koko Kuntjan, Kundjin, Kokoyan, Koonjan, Kunjen, Kunjin, Okundjain, ? Koko wansin
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
kunj1245
Other sources
Oggonjin (Palmer 1882) [Rigsby] Koka-Koonjin (Parry-Okeden) [Rigsby]
Synonyms
Cape York Peninsula Languages
Kunjen
Gugu Nyungkul
Kawarrangg
Laia
Muragan
Ngundjan
Okunjan
Olkolo
Oykangand
Ayan
Gudjal
Gundjen
Gundjun
Ikan
Koonchulburra
Koonjan
Koonjen
Kundjen
Kuntjan
Kuritja:l
Kutabal
Kuthabal
Kutjal
Kwearriburra
Ogh Undyan
Ogondyan
Ogontjel
Okundjain
Okuntjel
Oyangant
Oggonjin
Kundjan
Koko Kuntjan
Kundjin
Kokoyan
Kunjin
Koko wansin
Comment
Language comment
Kunjen is an anglicised corruption of the language name Ogh Unjen Y206, but in modern times the term is used by their northern neighbours Oykangand Y101 to refer to themselves and their language. Kunjen is also used at Kowanyama to refer to Olgol Y73 and Kawarrangg Y201 peoples and languages (Sommer, 2006:6).
References

Sommer, Bruce A. 1969. Kunjen phonology: synchronic and diachronic: Pacific Linguistics B-11. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Sommer, Bruce. 1972. Kunjen Syntax: A Generative View. Canberra: AIAS.
Sommer, Bruce. 2006. Speaking Kunjen: an ethnography of Oykangand kinship and communication, the Cape York region of northern Queensland, Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Luke, Alma. 2011. Uw Oykangand Oy berr: traditional bush medicine from the Kunjen of Kowanyama. Thuringowa, Qld: Black Ink Press

Status
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
... on the west of the Peninsula just inland from Kowanyama (Rigsby 2007 p.c.) ... inland from the western coast of the Peninsula (Sommer 2006:7). Mitchell River south of the junction of the Palmer River; at Dunbar; an inland tribe extending south to Emu Creek and the Red River (Tindale 1974).
Maps
-
Catalogue
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Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listSmall (20-100 pages)2
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarSmall grammar (100-200 pages)3
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Sommer, Bruce. 1972. Kunjen syntax: A generative view. Canberra: AIAS.
Dictionary: 
Sommer, Bruce. 1976. Kunjen lexicon.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Barry Alpher, Donald Emerson Crim, Bruce Sommer
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanCentral PamaKunjenKunjen [dialects: Ulkulu, Oykangand (Olgol, Olgolo, Olgel, Ogondyan).]
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanKunjen
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanCentral PamaKunjen
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)