G3: Kunkalanya

AIATSIS code: 
G3
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kunkalanya

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Pitta-Pitta (Kungkalenja)
Ethnologue name
Pitta Pitta [Gangalanya]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kungkalenja
Thesaurus heading language
Kunkalanya language G3
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gunggalanya language (G3) (Qld SF54-13)
Tindale (1974)
Kunkulenje, Koonkoolenya, Koomkoolenya, Koon-kalinga, Koonkalinye.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kungkalenja, Kungkulenje, Koonkodenya, Kiomkoolenya, Koonkalinya
Glottocode
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Other sources
Koon-Kalinga (Field 1898); Kunkalanya (Koch); Kunkalanya, Kunkulenje, Koonkoolenya, Koomkoolenya, Koonkalinga,and Koonkalinye (Blake 1979:184); Kungkalenja, Kunkulenje, Koonkoolenya, Koomkoolenya (All Tindale), Kungkulenje, Koonkodenya, Kiomkoolenya, Koonkalinya (all O'Grady), Gunggalenja, Kunkalanja (both Capell), Koon-Kalinga (W.G. Field), and Gunggalanja [Blake and Breen (1971:170)]
Synonyms
Kunkalanja, Pitta Pitta, Kungkalenya, Kunkulenje, Koonkoolenya, Koomkoolenya, Koon kalinga, Koonkalinye
Comment
Comments: 

Pitta-Pitta G6, Ringu-Ringu G7, Mayawarli L4, Kunkalanya, Ngulupulu G40, Karanya L32, and Rakaya G4 are dialects of a language for which there is no obvious name (Blake, 1979:183).

 

References: 
  • Bowern, Claire. 2004. The origins of tense-based case marking in Pitta-Pitta and Wangkajutjuru. Australian Journal of Linguistics 24(2):163-183.
  • Blake, Barry. 1979. Pitta-Pitta. In Dixon, R M W & Blake, Barry (eds.). Handbook of Australian languages vol. 1. 182-242. Canberra/ANU Press.
  • 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.
  • Blake, Barry, and Gavan Breen. 1971. The Pitta-Pitta dialects: Linguistic Communications 4. Melbourne: Monash University.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

... at Mooraboola (present spelling Moorabula) (Blake and Breen 1971:11). On the Georgina River north of Bedourie, from Moorabulla west to near Mulligan River; north on Sylvester Creek to about Talaera Springs (not identified)(Tindale 1974).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates0
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 None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Karnic Palku Pitta Pitta [Gangalanya] Pitta Pitta [dialects: Related to Gangalanya, Garanya, Lhanima, Ngurlubulu, Ragaya, Rangwa, Yurlayurlanya, which may be extinct, and Wanggamala.]
Dixon (2002)   LAKE EYRE BASIN AREAL GROUP North and west Lake Eyre Basin group Blake and Breen (1971) Kunkalanja Pitta-Pitta (Pitha-Pitha)* Blake (1979b) further dialects: Ringu-Ringu, Rakaya, Ngulupulu, Karanja, Kunkalanja, Mayawarli
Wurm (1994) Pama-Nyungan Karnic   Gungalanya  
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Karnic Palku Gungalanya  
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Karnic Palku Gungalanya  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Pittapittic   Kungkalenya  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Pittapittic   Kungkalenya