N122.1: Gupapuyngu

AIATSIS code: 
N122.1
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gupapuyngu

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
Gupapuyngu language
ABS name
Gupapuyngu
Horton name
-
Ethnologue name
Gupapuyngu
ISO 639-3 code
guf
Tindale name
Duwala (Kupapuingu)
Tindale (1974)
Kopapingu, Gupapuyngu, Kopapoingo, Koparpingu, Kopapaingo, Gupapuynu, Gupapuyna, Kuppapoingo, Gobabwingu, Gobabwingo, Goba-buinggu, Gubabuingu, Gababingo, Gububuinung, Ba-babingo, Guba, Gobagwingo [typographical error], Dajoror
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kupapuyngu, Gubabuyngu
Glottocode
gupa1247
Other sources
Gupapuyngu, Gobabwingu, Gababoinu, Kopapingo, Kopapoingo, Koparpingu [Top End Handbook] Gupapuy?u, Koparpingu (Warner 1937) [Schebeck 2001:91]
Synonyms
Gobabingo, Gobabuinga, Gobabwingo, Gobabwingu, Gobabwinnggu, Gobawingu, Gubabingu, Gubabuyngu, Gubawingu, Gupabwingu, Gupapuy°u, Kopapiugo, Kupapuingu, Kupapuyungu, Kupapuyngu, Duwala, Gababoinu, Kopapingo, Kopapoingo, Koparpingu, Dajoror, Gupapuynyngu
Comment
Comments: 
Gupapuyngu (N122.1) is a Yolngu clan affiliated with Dhuwala N199 language and Yirritja moiety (Schebeck, 2001:15). See also Dhaygurrgurr N96; Guyamirrilili N103 and Birrkili N116.C. For Yolngu language groups see Yolngu Matha N230.
References: 
  • Greatorex, John. 2014. Yolngu Matha Dictionary http://yolngudictionary.cdu.edu.au/
  • Waters, Bruce E. 1989. Djinang and Djinba - a grammatical and historical perspective: Pacific Linguistics C-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Wilkinson, Melanie P. 1991. Djambarrpuyngu: a Yolngu variety of Northern Australia, University of Sydney: PhD. (MS 3182).
  • Schebeck, Bernhard. 2001. Dialect and social groupings in northeast Arnheim [i.e. Arnhem] Land vol. 7: LINCOM studies in Australian languages, no. 7. München: Lincom Europa.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 

(Dhuwala)

Maps: 
-
Links
Programs
Activities: 

A language learning material, Learning an Aboriginal Language [sound recording], was developed early 80's and is (or was?) distributed by Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc.

People: 
Michael Christie, Velma Leeding, Beulah Lowe, Milingimbi Literature Production Centre
Indigenous organisations: 
-
Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidtincl. with Yolngu Matha N230
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILShundreds
2005Estimate-
2006Census251
2011Census157
2016Census146

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 Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Text Collection Large (more than 200 pages) 4
Grammar Small grammar (100-200 pages) 3
Audio-visual More than 10 3
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 

Lowe, Beulah. 1996. Grammar lessons in Gupapuynu. Darwin: Aboriginal Resource & Development Services.

Dictionary: 

Velma J. Leeding. 1991. Gupapuyngu dictionary: Milingimbi communilect, ms, ASEDA 0209

Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yuulngu Dhuwal Gupapuyngu Gupapuyngu [dialectes: Gupapuyngu, Madarrpa, Manggalili, Munyuku, Wubulkarra, Walangu. About 45 related dialects. Close to Gumatj.]
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Dhuwala Gubabuyngu  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Gubabuyngu (Gobabwingu)  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Murngic Yulngu Gobabingo