Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988):
Ngukaja (A101* ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).
3.6 Gajirrawoong / Gadjerong
- Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
- Gadjerawang (AIAS, Black & Walsh), Gadjerong (Oates, AIAS, Tindale, Capell, O'Grady), Gadyerong (Hoddinott), Gajirrawoong (KLS), Kadjerawang, Kadjeroen , Kadjerong , Kadpjeroen, Kajirrawung (McGregor)
- Classification of the language:
- Jarrakan family, Miriwoongic (Miriwunic) group
- Identification codes:
- AIAS: K37.1
- Oates 1973: 43.2
- Capell: K9
- Present number and distribution of speakers:
- There are some speakers in Kununurra.
- People who have worked intensively on the language:
- Frances Kofod did some recording in the mid 1970s, and later in the mid 1980s, mainly at Kununurra.
- Leone Dunn apparently did some recording in early 1980s in Kununurra.
- Practical orthography:
- None presently in use; the Miriwoong variant of the North Kimberley orthography would seem to be most appropriate.
- Word lists:
- Capell (1940)
- Textual material:
- None published, though Kofod has recorded some.
- Grammar or sketch grammar:
- None, but Kofod is in the process of preparing a sketch grammar.
- Material available on the language:
- Capell, A. 1940. The classification of languages in north and north-west Australia. Oceania 10. 241-272, 404-433.
- Language programme:
- Language learning material:
- Literacy material:
McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.
AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.