Koongurrukuñ (N14) is a non-Pama Nyungan language from the Northern Territory. Evans describes Kungarakany (N14) as a Gunwingguan language 'in which the recently borrowed Daly-like features still coexist with the inherited Gunwingguan-type structures' (1989:1), with particular reference to verb and verb phrase structures.
Table Top Range and areas to the east (Top End Handbook). Tabletop Range and upper Finniss valley west of Batchelor (Harvey PMS 5822). I have one reasonably good piece of information on the Gungarakany proper dialect which places it at Litchfield station. Consquently I assume that Gungarakany proper was associated with basically the lower-middle Reynolds (Harvey 2007 p.c.). Northeast of Mount Litchfield on midwaters of Reynolds River and on Adelaide River headwaters; an inland tribe extending to the western side of the Tabletop Range divide; northeast to vicinity of Rum Jungle and Batchelor (Tindale 1974). The general associations were to the plain country, grassland and forested, on the Finniss River and the Reynolds River. There was little precise information on the limits of Gungarakany associations in 2007. In the south-west, Gungarakany was associated with Litchfield homestead, and this was the south-western limit of Gungarakany affilations. In the east boundaries are extrapolated from ecological zone changes - the shift from plain country to hill country on the Finniss and Reynolds, and drainage basin boundaries - in the Tabletop Range area. In the north, the boundary appears to have been the ecological zone change between the forested area on the southern shore of Bynoe Harbour, which were associated with Gulumoerrgin, and the grassland plains on the Finniss which were associated with Gungarakany. The western boundary abutted on to Batjjamalh affiliations. In the south, Litchfield homestead was associated with Gungarakany. Mt Litchfield was associated with Malak-Malak (Harvey ASEDA 802).
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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).
Bishop, Ida. 2000. Nguñ Koongurrukuñ: speak Koongurrukuñ. Perth: Author.
Parish, Lucy. 1983. Some aspects of Kungarakany verb morphology, Australian National Univedrsity: BA (Hons).