S30: Gulidjan

AIATSIS code: 
S30
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gulidjan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Gulidjan
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kolakngat
Thesaurus heading language
Gulidjan language S30
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kolakngat language (S30) (Vic SJ54-12)
Tindale (1974)
Kolidjon (valid alternative), Kolac-gnat, Kulidyan, Lolijon, Colijon, Koligon (read g as dj), Coligan, Lolifon (f is a misprint), Kolae (misprint for Kolac, a place name), Colac-conedeet (horde name), Karakoi, Karakoo, Bungilear-ney Colagiens, ['tharo?] = man.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kolacgnat, Coligan, Kolijon
Glottocode
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Other sources
Gulidjan, the tribe of the Colac, Col-li-yon tribe,Coligon tribe, Koligiate tribe, Kolack tribe, Colijon, Collijon, Kolijon, Caligun, Calogien, Caligan, Kolifan, Koligian, Do-lai-jin, Coligan, Colybin, Coligen, Caligon, Colijan, Colejohn, Kotigin, Kolijin, Koligan, Kolijon, Koligon or Colack natives, Kolifon tribe, Coladjin, Calligans, Colligans, Colagins, Colack, Colac tribe (Warrions), Colac tribe, Bungilcarney colagians, Bungilearney Colagiens, Warrion tribe, Colac dialect, Kolakgnat, Kolac ngat, Colack blacks, Kullidyan, Kolaknat, Kolaknat tribe, Colajin, Coladjins, Kolakgnat, Kolakngat (according to Tindale 1974 Kolidjon is a valid alternative), Kulidyan, Lolijon, Koligon, Lolifon, Kolae, Kirakoi tribe, Karakoo, Karakoi tribe, Koladgin, Gulidjan (Gulag-ngad), Kolakngat, Coar tribe, Col-lai-jin, Golagngad [Clark 1990:232]
Synonyms
Kolakngat, Kolitjon, Gulagngad, Bungilearney Colagiens, Colac conedeet, Coligan, Colijon, Colongulac, Golagngad, Karakoi, Karakoo, Kolac gnat, Kolae, Kolidjon, Koligon, Kolijon, Kolocgnat, Kulidyan, Lolifon, Lolijon, Kolacgnat, the tribe of the Colac, Col li yon tribe, Coligon tribe, Koligiate tribe, Kolack tribe, Collijon, Caligun, Calogien, Caligan, Kolifan, Koligian, Do lai jin, Colybin, Coligen, Caligon, Colijan, Colejohn, Kotigin, Kolijin, Koligan, Colack natives, Kolifon tribe, Coladjin, Calligans, Colligans, Colagins, Colack, Colac tribe, Bungilcarney colagians, Warrion tribe, Colac dialect, Kolakgnat, Kolac ngat, Colack blacks, Kullidyan, Kolaknat, Kolaknat tribe, Colajin, Coladjins, Kirakoi tribe, Karakoi tribe, Koladgin, Coar tribe, Col lai jin
Comment
Comments: 
Clark (1990, 1996, 2005) says there is very limited data for this language. He reports that analysis in Dixon's working papers suggests that Gulidjan is a mixed language as it contains elements of all neighbouring languages.
References: 
  • Clark, Ian. 1990. Aboriginal languages and clans: an historical atlas of western and central Victoria, 1800-1900: Monash Publications in Geography, 37. Melbourne: Department of Geographical and Environmental Science, Monash University.
  • Clark, Ian. 1996. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria: a reconstruction. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
  • Clark, Ian. 2005. Aboriginal language areas in Victoria - a reconstruction: a report to Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
VIC
Location information: 
... the country at Lake Colac, whose western boundary was probably formed by the Wardy yallock River near Cressy along its eastern bank to Lake Corangamite, along the eastern shore of Lake Corangamite, then south to the Gellibrand River (Clark 1990:232)
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People: 
South West Aboriginal Languages Committee
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 listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
Blake, Barry. Wathawurrung and the Colac language of southern Victoria: Pacific Linguistics C-147. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics
Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)WEST VICTORIAN AREAL GROUPKolakngat (or Kolitjon)Kolakngat (or Kolitjon)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganKulinicKolakngat
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganKulinicKulinKolakngat (Kolijon)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganKulinicGulyanGolagngad
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganKulinicGulyanKolakngat
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganKulinicGulyanKolakngat