K55: Unggarrangu

AIATSIS code: 
K55
AIATSIS reference name: 
Unggarrangu

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Unggarangi
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Ongkarango
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Obagooma (Yngve Laurell) [Boström 2008:150]
Synonyms
Unggarangi, Ongkarango, Obagooma
Comment
Comments: 
Unggarrangu is a non-Pama Nyungan language of the Worrorran family, specifically western Worrorran, along with Worrorra K17; Umiida K49; Unggumi K14; Yawijibaya K53; Winyjarrumi K56 (McGregor and Rumsey, 2009:8). Coate (1970) collected some words and sentences while Capell (1984) presents a comparative study of Northern Kimberley languages including Unggarrangu.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1984. Comparative studies in Northern Kimberley languages: Pacific Linguistics C-69. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.Coate, H. 1970. Notes on 3 dead languages, typescript. PMS 4279.
  • McGregor, William. 2004. The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • McGregor, William, & Alan Rumsey. 2009. Worrorran revisited: the case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia: Pacific Linguistics 600. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Harvey, Mark. 2008. Non-Pama-Nyungan Languages: land-language associations at colonisation. AILEC 0802.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
WA
Location information: 
Northeastern side of King Sound from east side of Stokes Bay north to Crawford Bay and the eastern islands of the sound from Helpman Island to Caffarelli; not on inshore islands east of Byron Island. On mainland they went inland only for about 10 miles (15 km.) (Tindale 1974). All islands on east side of King George's Sound (Oates 1975:55). There was no direct information on the territorial associations of Unggurranggu in 2007. (Harvey ASEDA 802). Bardi and Jawi owners however agreed that the eastern neighbours of Jawi were Unggurranggu and not Umiide (C. Bowern p.c. according to Harvey ASEDA 802).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988): 

Wawula (A29 ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).

5.4 Unggarrangu

Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Oonggarrangoo (Hudson & McConvell), Unggarangi (Black, Black & Walsh, Capell & Coate, Oates & Oates), U?garanji (Coate), U?gara?i (Coate).
Classification of the language:
Worrorran family
Identification codes:
AIAS: (not included)
Oates 1973: 47.5 (Oates & Oates: 20Kr)
Capell: (not included)
Present number and distribution of speakers:
There is reportedly at least one speaker in Mowanjum.
Capell & Coate (1984) - virtually extinct
People who have worked intensively on the language:
No one
Practical orthography:
None; none needed.
Word lists:
None
Textual material:
Coate (nd)
Grammar or sketch grammar:
None; Capell & Coate (1984) contains some grammatical information.
Material available on the language:
Capell, A. & Coate, H.H.J. 1984. Comparative studies in northern Kimberley languages. Canberra: PL, C-69.
Coate, H.H.J. nd. Umida language: Sam Wulugudja. [Text in Umida (and Unggarrangu?)]. 9pp. typescript.
Language programme:
None
Language learning material:
None
Literacy material:
None

McGregor, William. 1988 Handbook of Kimberley Languages. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. © Author.

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

Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
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Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)NORTH KIMBERLEY AREAL GROUPUnggarranguWorrorra Clendon (1994, 2000), Love (2000) further dialects: Yawidjibara, Windjarumi, Unggumi, Unggarrangu, Umiida
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)WororanWororicUnggarangi
Wurm (1972)WororanWororicUnggarangi
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)