C34: Kartangarurru

AIATSIS code: 
C34
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kartangarurru

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Name
ABN name
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Horton name
Gurindji (Kartangarurru)
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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Other sources
Pirlingarna (hill people) (McConvell) [Sutton 1995:109]
Synonyms
Gurindji, Korindji, Kurintji, Malngin, Tjial, Wandjira, Kartangaruru, Pirlingarna
Comment
Comments: 
McConvell (2006 p.c.) and Tsunoda (1981) both found Kartangarurru is similar to Wanyjirra K21. Also referred to as Kartangarurru-Kurintji C20 in land claim proceedings (1978; SF 26.7/3).
References: 
  • Harvey, Mark. c2009. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
  • Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976: re Warlpiri and Kartangarurru-Kurintji land claim : transcript of proceedings before his Honour Mr Justice Toohet at Alice Springs, 21 Nov. 1977-26 May 1978. SF 26.7/3.
  • Sutton, Peter. 1995. Country: Aboriginal boundaries and land ownership in Australia. Canberra: Aboriginal History Inc.
  • Tsunoda, Tasaku. 1981. The Djaru language of Kimberley, Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics B-78. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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NT
Location information: 
Includes the area as far as about Tanami south of Lajamanu (McConvell in Sutton 1995:109). Eastward limit: There was no precise information available on the eastward limits of Kartangarurru in 2007.Mirirrinyungu was associated with Kartangarurru. Green Swamp Well 4 was associated with Warlmanpa. Northward limit: Mirirrinyungu was associated with Kartangarurru. Cattle Creek drainage was associated with Mudburra. Hooker Creek drainage was associated with Kartangarurru. Victoria River drainage associated with Gurindji. Sturt and Nongra Lake drainage associated with Wanyjirra. Westward limit: The changeover to Djaru affiliations was in the Browns Range area. Southward limit: There was no precise information available on the southward limits of Kartangarurru in 2007. Supplejack Downs homestead was associated with Kartangarurru. Tanami was associated with Warlpiri (Harvey c2009).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)NORTHERN DESERT FRINGE SUBGROUPEdgar Range to Victoria River subgroup*KartangarurruGurindji (Kuurrinjtji) McConvell (ms.a) further dialects: Wanjdjirra, Malngin, Wurlayi, Ngarinman, Pilinara; possibly also Kartangarurru
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestKartangaruru
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestNgargaKartangaruru
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)