N81: Gun-nartpa

AIATSIS code: 
N81
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gun-nartpa

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
Gun-nartpa
Horton name
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Ethnologue name
Burarra [Gunardba]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Gun-nartpa language N81
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gun-nartpa / Gunardba language (N81) (NT SD53-02)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Synonyms
also known as Gudjarlabiya, Burarra, Guadba, Gunaidbe, Gunardba, Kun nartpi, Mugali, Mu-golarra , Mukarli
Comment
Comments: 
Burarra (N82) is the language of the Burarra and Gun-nartpa N81 people from the Blyth and Cadell River regions and Maningrida in North-Central Arnhem land. The Burarra language consists of three dialects: An-barra people speak Gun-narta N191; Martay people speak Gun-narda N190 and Mu-golarra people (also called Mukarli) speak Gun-nartpa N81 (Glasgow and Glasgow, 2011). Gun-narta N191 and Gun-narda call their dialects Gu-jingarliya (Glasgow, 1994:7). Glasgow describes Gurrgoni or Gun-gurrgoni (N75) as a dialect of the Burarra N82 language family (1994:7). An-barra and Martey peoples refer to their dialects (Gun-narta N191 and Gun-narda N190) as Gu-jingarliya and Mu-golarra aka Mukarli people refer to theirs (Gun-nartpa N81) as Gu-jarlabiya. An-barra and Martay people were called Burarra by their eastern neighbours; all three dialect groups share close cultural and social interaction (Glasgow, 1994:7). Barara in Tindale is listed in this database as (N81), which corresponds to Gunaidbe in Oates and Oates (1970:14). Tindale says 'see Barara for Gunaidbe' (1974:221).
References: 
  • Glasgow, Kathleen. 1994. Burarra-Gun-nartpa dictionary with English finder list. Darwin: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • Glasgow, Kathleen and David Glasgow, 2011. Burarra-English Interactive Dictionary.
  • <http://ausil org/Dictionary/Burarra/lexicon/mainintro.htm>
  • 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, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
NT
Location information: 
... homelands are in the Blyth and Cadell River regions ... Maningrida ... (Glasgow 1994).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
Links
Programs
Activities: 
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People: 
Margaret Carew, Kathy Glasgow
Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates-
1984Senate-
1990Schmidt-
1996Census-
2001Census-
2004NILS-
2005Estimate-
2006Census6
2011Census89
2016Census49

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 Medium (100-200 pages) 3
Grammar Large grammar (more than 200 pages) 4
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (unclear status)
Grammar: 

Carew, Margaret. 1999. Topics in the lexical semantics of Gun-nartpa, University of Melbourne: PhD.

Dictionary: 
Glasgow, Kathy. 1994. Burarra-Gun-nartpa dictionary: with English finder list. Darwin: SIL.
Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Gunwingguan Burarran Burarra [Gunardba] Burarra [dialects: Gunardba (Gun-nartpa) is a related language which may be extinct, or may be an alternate name.]
Dixon (2002) ARNHEM LAND GROUP Maningrida subgroup* Gun-nartpa (also known as Gudjarlabiya) Burarra R. Green (1987) dialects: Gun-narda, Gun-narta (collectively also known as Gidjingali(ya) or Anbarra), Gun-nartpa. (also known as Gudjarlabiya)
Wurm (1994) Burarran Burraric Gunardba
Walsh (1981) Burarran Burarric Gunardba
Oates (1975) Bureran Bureric Gunaidbe
Wurm (1972) Bureran Bureric Gunaidbe
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Bureran Bureric Gunaidbe