D50: Nuntukuri

AIATSIS code: 
D50
AIATSIS reference name: 
Nuntukuri

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Synonyms
Nunduguri
Comment
Comments: 

Oates (1988:6) lists Nuntukuri as one of five Muruwari D32 groups, the others being Kungkakuri D49, Kuntakuri D53, Thinuntu D52 and Purukuri D51. It is not clear whether these are also names of distinct language varieties. Radcliffe-Brown (1923:434) mentions Ŋandugari (D50) and Kaŋkargari D49 as being local divisions of the Murawari D32 group which probably spoke different dialects of Murawari. Documentation on Muruwari D32 is relevant.

 

References: 
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C-108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. 1918, 1923. Notes on the social organization of Australian tribes. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 48:222-253; 53:424-447.
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
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Location
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Location information: 

... the lower Culgoa (Oates 1988:6).

 

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
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2004NILS-
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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).

Documentation
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
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Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 

Oates, Lynette. 1988. The Muruwari language: Pacific Linguistics C108. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Dictionary: 

Oates, Lynette. 1992. Muruwari (Moo-roo-warri) dictionary: words of an Aboriginal language of north-western New South Wales (Brewarrina-Goodooga-Bourke area) written for schools. Albury, NSW:Graeme van Brummelen.

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Muruwaric   Nunduguri Muruwari (Murawari) [dialects: Buruguri/Baderugali, Gungaguri, Dhindundu, Nunduguri, Gungaguri]
Oates (1975)          
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)