Y84: Kuku Thaypan

AIATSIS Code: 
Y84
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kuku Thaypan

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
-
Horton Name
-
Ethnologue name
Thaypan
ISO 639-3 code
typ
Tindale name
Laia
Thesaurus heading
Kuku Thaypan / Gugu Dhayban language (Y84) (Qld SD54-16)
Tindale (1974)
Koko Laia, Kokowara (Koko-jelandji term, means poor or bad speech), Coo-coo-warra.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
thay1248
Other sources
Wu-Laya, Laya, Awu-Alaya (Rigsby) [Alpher 2006.p.c.]
Synonyms
Thaypan
AghuLaia
AkuLaia
Ambaram
Angandjan
Arlga
Awurangung
BarimanCutinma
Bariman Cudhinma
Barimangudinma
Barinangndinma
Barinman Guthinma
Cocobathan
Coo coo warra
Daiban
Gugu Dhayban
Jadeneni
Jeteneru
Jetieneru
Koko Laia
Kokowara
Koogabatha
Kookoobathy
Kuku Taipan
Laia
Ompindamo
Owynggan
Parimankutinma
Parinman Gutinma
Purangunuma
Taipan
Taypan
Wurangung
Yadaneru
Yananeru
Dhayban
Wu Laya
Laya
Awu Alaya
Comment
Language comment
Awu Alaya / Kuku Thaypan (Y84) 'the language of the Taipan snake' is also called Kuku Yawa Y74 (Possum language) and Kuku Warra (Bad or Difficult/Strange language) by neighbouring clans and consists of regional varieties including Awu Arangung Y66 or Kuuku Purrungunuma (Hollow Log language); Awu Alwang or Alwangara Y71 (Goose language); Agu Atharrnggala Y65 (Freshwater Sardine language); and Agu Aloja Y219 (Sugarbag Bee language) (Rigsby in Schmidt 2005:6). Alpher classifies Awu Alaya (Y84) as belonging to the Alaya—Athima language group, a set of initial-dropping languages not closely related to others of this type in the area. Alpher describes them in regional blocks, with Awu Alaya located in the north-eastern end near Saltwater Creek and the Morehead River. Other members of this group include Aghu Tharrnggala Y65; Awu Arungu / Awu Alwang / Agu Aloja Y219; Ogh Alungul Y199; Kuku Mini Y94, Ogh Angkula 197; Ikarranggal Y198; Takalak Y125; Ogh Awarrangg Y201; Ongunyjan Y206; Kokiny Y188; Athima Y237. Alpher speculates that this group is in turn related to Kuku Yalanji Y78 (2016:39-42).
References

Alpher, Barry. 2016. Connecting Thaypanic. In Verstraete, Jean-Christophe and Diane Hafner (eds) Land and language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
Roth, Walter Edmund. 1898. Social and individual nomenclature among certain North Queensland Aborigines. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 13:39-50.
Schmidt, Erica. 2005. The Verbal System in Awu Alaya, a Thaypanic Language of the Cape York Peninsula. Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne: BA (Hons). (MS 4442).
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
Thaypan people and language were down off the range to its north in the Saltwater Creek and Morehead River drainages (Rigsby 2007 p.c.) The country of the Thaypanic people includes the Princess Charlotte Bay hinterland, extending from around New Bamboo, Violet Vale, and Musgrave Station in the west, to the Normanby and Laura Rivers in the east, to around Laura in the southeast, inlcuding much of present-day Lakefield National Park (Rigsby in Schmidt 2005:6)
Maps
-
Catalogue
Search MURA the AIATSIS catalogue, for items about this language
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
----
NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
5
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarSketch grammar (less than 100 pages)2
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
Schmidt, Erica. 2005. The verbal system in Awu Alaya, a Thaypanic language of the Cape York peninsula, University of Melbourne: BA (Hons).
Dictionary: 
-
Programs
Activities: 
A documentation project funded by Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is carried out from December 2006 to December 2009 (http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/fll/hrelp/).
People: 
Bruce Rigsby, Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanRarmul PamaThaypanThaypan [dialects: Related to Takalak]
Dixon (2002)SOUTH-EAST CAPE YORK PENINSULA GROUPThaypan/Mini subgroupKuku-ThaypanKuku-Thaypan* possible further dialect: Koko-Rarmul
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanThaypan
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanRarmul PamaThaypan
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganRarmulic PamaDhayban
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)