G29: Gundara

AIATSIS code: 
G29
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gundara

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Koknar
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kwantari
Thesaurus heading language
Gundara language G29
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gundara language (G29) (Qld SE54-07)
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
Gog Nar, Kundara (Roth 1899), Gog-Nar (Keen) [Breen 1976:243] Koko-Nari [Keen pMS 908] Koko-Nar [Sommer 1972] Kuk-Nar [Breen MS 828] Kok-Nar [Black MS 462] Koko-Nhang [Sommer SOMMER_B02] Kuk-Narr, Kuuk-Nhang [Breen]
Synonyms
Kok Narr, Kok Nhang, Kundar, Koknar, Gog nar, Kwantar, Kokinari, Koko Nar, Koko Nari, Kokonari, Kuk Nar, Kuku Nar, Kwanthar, Kok Nar, Gugu Nar, Gugu Nhang, Kwantari, Gog Nar, Kundara, Kuantari, Goondarra, Wangara, Wanggara, Kokowanggara, Kokawan gar, Kokatabul, Kokodaue, Koko daua, Oikand
Comment
Comments: 
Black (2007 p.c.) says that the following three names may refer to the same dialect: Guandhar or Kwandhar (the name used by the Kurtjar G33), Gug-Nar G49 (the name used by speakers of languages such as Koko-Bera Y85) and Kuuk-Nhang G50, which is the name used by the speakers of this dialect). Breen (2006 p.c.), on the other hand, suspects that these are names of closely related dialects. Previously conflated under G29, each is now treated distinctly in this database on the basis of there being distinct language data for each. However, given the varying uses of these names, documentation for G49 and G50 may also be relevant.
References: 
  • Black, Paul. [1999-2007]. The Kokoberrin and their languages. (MS 4584)
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Roth, W.E. 1899. [Report to the Commissioner of Police, Brisbane]. An Account of the Koko-minni Aboriginals, occupying the country drained by the middle Palmer River. (MS 347)
  • 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 / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 
... on the Staaten River, in the south-western part of the Cape York Peninsula. Galbraith Station and northern bank of the lower Staaten River inland to Old Koolatah, north to Inkerman and middle Nassau River (Tindale 1974) West bank of Norman River, close to its mouth (Oates 1975:296) Guandhar - Oates' information (West bank of Norman River, close to its mouth (Oates 1975:296) is grossly wrong: I'd put it roughly in the 'Inkerman Station area, between and a bit beyond the Nassau and Staaten Rivers', and probably extending to the coast (Black 2007 p.c.)
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Gavan Breen, Sandra Keen
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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar A few articles 1
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002) WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUP Kok Narr (or Kok Nhang or Kundar) Kok Narr (or Kok Nhang or Kundar)
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Paman Kwanthar
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Paman Coastal Pama Kwanthar
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Coastal Pama Gugu Nar, Gugu Nhang
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)