K41: Galamburu

AIATSIS code: 
K41
AIATSIS reference name: 
Galamburu

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Comments: 
Oates (1975:371) says that this is a place name of Gunin K36 origin. Glasgow (PMS 656), too, in his 'Report on surveys of languages and dialects of the north-east Kimberlies' says that Galamburu was found to be a place name. The name is undoubtedly Kalumburu (cf. Wikipedia Kalumburu ). Consequently, Galamburu is not included as a language heading in the Thesaurus.
References: 
  • Glasgow, David. Report [to A.I.A.S.] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north - east Kimberleys, typescript. (PMS 656).Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.Oates, William J. & Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
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Location information: 
Admimralty Gulf, WA (Oates & Oates 1970:46)
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Catalogue
Links
Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988): 

Mijaranypa (A77* ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).

5.19 Kwini / Kunan / Gunin

Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Ginan (Capell & Coate), Goonan (Hudson & McConvell), Guna, Gunan (Capell), Gunin (Black, Black & Walsh, Oates, SIL, Lucich, Vaszolyi), Kunan (Taylor), Cuini, Gwini, Kuini (Perez), Kuwiyini (Taylor), Kwini (Love), Kwiini (Taylor), Kwiyini (Taylor), Pela?, Kalumburu, Wirngir.
According to Oates (1975:57), Kunan is the name of the language or dialect, Kwini being the name of the people. This is not to be confused with Gooniyandi (Gunian), spoken in the Fitzroy Crossing region.
Classification of the language:
Worrorran family, Wunambalic group
Identification codes:
AIAS: K36, K41
Oates 1973: 48.1b
Capell: K7
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Kalumburu, Wyndham
Oates (1970) - at least 50 adults at Kalumburu Mission speak Kwini as their first language
People who have worked intensively on the language:
Arthur Capell, during the late 1930s
Practical orthography:
None
Word lists:
Capell (nd, 1940), Crawford (1982), Gil (1934a,), Peile (nd), SIL (1971)
Textual material:
Gil (1934b, 1934c)
Grammar or sketch grammar:
None; Capell & Coate (1984) contains some grammatical information.
Material available on the language:
Capell, A. 1939. The languages of the Northern Kimberley Division, W.A.. Mankind 2. 169-175.
_____ .1940. The classification of languages in north and north-west Australia. Oceania 10. 241-272, 404-433.
_____ .nd. Gwini-English vocabulary. 32pp. typescript. AIAS.
Capell, A. & Coate, H.H.J. 1984. Comparative studies in northern Kimberley languages. Canberra: PL, C-69.
Crawford, I.M. 1982. Traditional Aboriginal plant resources in the Kalumburu area: aspects in ethno-economics. Perth: Western Australian Museum.
Gil, T. 1934a. A dictionary of the Pela language, used by the natives of the coastal regions of East Kimberley in W.A. typescript. AIAS MF 87. (A1;B5).
_____ .1934b. A concise catechism of Christian doctrine; written in the "Pela" language. 11pp. typescript. AIAS MF 87. (A1;B5).
_____ .1937c. Translation into Pela of "Short life of our lord". manuscript.
Glasgow, D.I., Hocking, F.M. & Steiner, W.L. nd. Report [to AIAS] on surveys of languages and dialects of the north-east Kimberleys. 9pp. typescript.
Peile, A.R. nd. Field notes Warayngari. 182pp. manuscript. AIAS Ms 322.
Summer Institute of Linguistics. 1971. AIAS word list for N.E. Kimberleys survey: Kunin language. AIAS tapes A2177,2189. 18pp. AIAS pMs 1802.
Language programme:
None
Language learning material:
None
Literacy material:
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McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.

AIATSIS gratefully acknowledge William McGregor for permission to use his material in AUSTLANG.

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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)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Galamburu
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)