Y93: Koko Dhawa

AIATSIS code: 
Y93
AIATSIS reference name: 
Koko Dhawa

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kwantari (Kokodaue)
Thesaurus heading language
Koko Dhawa language Y93
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gugu Dhaw / Kok Thaw language (Y93) (Qld SE54-03)
Tindale (1974)
Kuantari, Kundara, Gundara, Goondarra, Wangara (see comment above), Wanggara, Kokowanggara, Kokawan-gar, Kokatabul, Kokodaue, Koko-daua, Oikand.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Uw Inal, Koko-Pititj [Sommer MS 809] Koko Dhawa [Sommer PMS 5922] Koko Dhaw [Sommer 2007 p.c.]
Synonyms
Kok Thaw, a, Koko Petitj, Uw Inhal, Ogh Injigharr, Da:wa, Daua, Koka tabul, Koko daua, Tyor, Yabul, Yahwah, Gugu Dhaw, Kwantari, Uw Inal, Koko Pititj, Kuantari, Kundara, Gundara, Goondarra, Wangara, Wanggara, Kokowanggara, Kokawan gar, Kokatabul, Kokodaue, Oikand
Comment
Comments: 
Sommer collected limited data for Koko Dhawa during the early 1970s in Kowanyama and Normanton; two speakers, the late Mr Cecil Richards and the late Mrs Lily Jubilee identified Dhawa as the same language as Koko Bidhidj (not to be confused with Gogo Bididji Y86). Two other speakers, the late Mrs Lucy Tommy and the late Mrs Doris Lawrence sometimes called this language variety Uw Inal (the name in Kunjen Y83). Sommer indicates that Koko Dhawa resembles Kok Kaber Y85, with which it shares 60% core vocabulary, making it a separate language but sharing membership in the 'Nassau' or 'South West Peninsula' subgroup (1997:1). Sharp places Dhawa with inland groups including Ogh Undjan Y206 and Olgol Y73 on the basis of shared social organisation, and not with Kok Kaber Y85, the closest linguistic relation (1939 in Sommer 1997:1-2). Oates lists Gugu Dhaw (Y93) under the Coastal Pama Sub-group, consisting of Gugu Dhaw (Pititj) (Y93) and Gugu Bera Y85 (1975:292). Koko-dauwer (Y93) is also called Koko-Wansin (Roth in Sharp, 1934:407).
References: 
  • Black, Paul David. 1977. Section terms and totenism in the Normanton area. pMS 1524.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Sharp, Lauriston. 1934. The social organization of the Yir-Yiront tribe, Cape York Peninsula. Oceania. V.4, no.4 (1934),pages [404]-431.
  • Sommer, Bruce. 1997. Koko Dhawa. Townsville Qld. : Ethnographics. pMS 5922.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
Kwantari: Galbraith Station and northern bank of the lower Staaten River inland to Old Koolatah, north to Inkerman and middle Nassau River (Tindale 1974).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Bruce Sommer
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 

Sommer, Bruce. 1976. Gog-Gaber, Gogo Dhawa, Ogh Undjan, Igaranggal, ms.

Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUPCoastal southwest Pama groupKok Thaw(a) (or Koko Petitj or Uw Inhal or Ogh Injigharr)Kok Thaw(a)* (or Koko Petitj or Uw Inhal or Ogh Injigharr)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganCoastal PamaGugu Dhaw
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)