N89: Buan

AIATSIS code: 
N89
AIATSIS reference name: 
Buan

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Buan
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Synonyms
Dalabon, Bouin, Boun, Buwan
Comment
Comments: 

Evans and Merlan (2003:269) report that Buwan (N89) ia a name used by Rembarrnga speakers to refer to Dalabon N60 and that it may reflect a regular sound correspondence of 'o' to 'uwa' (i.e. bon > buwan). See also Ngalkbon N76. Although the current thinking is that Buan is equivalent to Dalabon N70, there are a number of publications that refer to Buan as a language in its own right, some of which also include linguistic data, namely Capell 1942 (though it should be noted that he subsequently (1962, 1963, 1971) goes on to treat Buan as a dialect of Dalabon) and West 1964. See and use N60: Dalabon.

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1942. Languages of Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Oceania vol. 12, no.4, pp.364 - 192.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1962. Some linguistic types in Australia (Handbook of Australian Languages, part 2). Oceania Linguistic Monograph, No.7.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Capell, Arthur. 1971. Research in Australian and Tasmanian languages. Current Trends in Linguistics, vol. 8. Linguistics in Oceania. The Hague: Mouton.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Heath, Jeffrey. 1978. Linguistic diffusion in Arnhem Land. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Oates, William J., and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. University of California Press/ANU Press.
  • West, La Mont. 1964. Esoteric Dalabon sketch dictionary, manuscript.
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Headwaters of Phelp, Rose and Hart Rivers, N.T. (Oates & Oates 1970:11-12). Vicinity of headwaters of Phelp, Rose and Hart Rivers. Along west side of Weton River. (Capell 1963, Area N:3-5).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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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).

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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Gunwingguan Gunwinjgic Bininj Buan  
Wurm (1972) Gunwingguan Gunwinggic   Buan  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Gunwingguan Buanic Bi Boun