S57: Gurungada

AIATSIS code: 
S57
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gurungada

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Thesaurus heading language
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Thesaurus heading (old)
Gurungada / Djerrungurah language (S57) (NSW SI56-09)
Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Comment
Comments: 

There is much uncertainty around this name. It is likely to be a people name rather than a language name. Generally it is associated with a location around the Shoalhaven River, though it is worth noting that Tindale includes Gurangada as an alternative name for Ngunawal D3, which, if not coincidental, would extend Gurangada's location further west, 'on highlands west of Shoalhaven River' (Tindale 1974:198).

Tindale also notes that 'the Ngunawal were closely related to the Wodiwodi S58 of Wollonggong'. Both Capell (1963) and Oates and Oates (1970:143) say that there is nothing to report about this name, and Eades (1976:4) and Wafer and Lissarrague (2008) disregard it as a language name.

 

References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Eades, Diana. 1976. The Dharawal and Dhurga languages of the New South Wales south coast: Australian Aboriginal Studies, Research and Regional Studies 8. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Oates, William J. and Lynette F. Oates. 1970. A revised linguistic survey of Australia: Australian Aboriginal Studies 33, Linguistic Series 12. Canberra: AIAS.
  • Organ, Michael. 1990. A documentary history of the Illawarra & South Coast Aborigines 1770-1850 : including a chronological bibliography 1770-1990. Wollongong: Aboriginal Education Unit, University of Wollongong. (B O681.25/D1)
  • Wafer, Jim, and Amanda Lissarrague. 2008. A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Nambucca Heads: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.
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Unconfirmed
Location
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Location information: 

Shoalhaven area (?), NSW (Oates & Oates 1970:143). ... on highlands west of Shoalhaven River (Tindale 1974:198).

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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1984Senate-
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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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
not available
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005)          
Dixon (2002)          
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981)          
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yuin-Kuric Yuin Gurungada  
Wurm (1972)          
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)