S31: Kurung

AIATSIS code: 
S31
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kurung

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Name
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Wathaurong (Kurung)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kurung
Tindale (1974)
Kurunjang, Kurung-jang-baluk, Coorong, Jibberin (language name), Bacchus Marsh dialect, Barabal (name sometimes applied to whole tribe, more accurately a dominant horde between Werribee and Indented Head), Barra-bool, Barabull, Yawangi (based on native name, Ja:wang of the You Yang Hills).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Kurungjangbaluk, Werang
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Wathaurong, Wadawurung, Wataurung, Bacchus Marsh dialect, Barabal, Barabull, Barrabool, Coorong, Jibberin, Kurung jang baluk, Kurungjangbaluk, Kurunjang, Monulgundeech, Werang, Yawangi, Gurung, Barra bool
Comment
Comments: 

This is one of the Woi wurrung S36 clans (Clark, 1990:383).

Tindale considers this to be a Wathaurung S29 group and says their language is called Jibberin. Jibberin appears to come from a word list in Curr (1887) entitled 'Moorabool-Jibberin language', but Oates (1975:411) identifies it as a Jarra S31.1 word list.

Based on the information available, Kurung is unlikely to be a language name.

 

References: 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oates, Lynette F. 1975. The 1973 supplement to a revised linguistic survey of Australia. Armidale: Armidale Christian Book Centre.
  • Curr, Edward Micklethwaite. 1886-87. The Australian race: its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia, and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent. Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer; London: Trübner.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 

... west side of Port Phillip Bay between Werribee River and Geelong; inland up Moorabool River to Dividing Range; westward toward Ballarat; at Ballan (Tindale 1974).

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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
Type Documentation Status Documentation Score
Word list Less than 20 pages 1
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Gulyan Gurung  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Gulyan Kurung  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966) Pama-Nyungan Kulinic Gulyan Kurung