K59: Gulunggulu

AIATSIS code: 
K59
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gulunggulu

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Name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Wenambal (Kulunggulu)
Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
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Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wenambal
Comment
Comments: 
Gulunggulu is a non-Pama Nyungan language of the Worrorran family, tentatively placed in Northern Worrorran, along with Miwa K44; Gunin/Kwini K36; Gambera K39; Wilawila K35; Yiiji K32 and Wunambal K22 (McGregor and Rumsey, 2009:8). This name is mentioned in McGregor (2004) but it is not clear what information, if any, is available on this language. McGregor and Rumsey (2009:1, 4) say there are 'a few speakers'. Tindale (1974) lists Kulunggulu under Wenambal K27 as a 'northern horde name'.
References: 
  • McGregor, William. 2004. The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • McGregor, William, and 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 
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Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988): 

Nakako (A32 ) in Handbook of Kimberley Languages (1988).

5.20 Gulunggulu

Names of the language and different spellings that have been used:
Gooloonggooloo (Hudson & McConvell)
Classification of the language:
Worrorran family, subgroup unknown, but possibly Wunambalic
Identification codes:
AIAS: (not included)
Oates '73: (not included)
Capell: (not included)
Present number and distribution of speakers:
Not known for certain; possibly one or two speakers remain. One is said to live in Mowanjum (Derby).
People who have worked intensively on the language:
No one
Practical orthography:
None
Word lists:
None
Textual material:
None
Grammar or sketch grammar:
None
Material available on the language:
Nothing known
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 listNone0
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
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)
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)