Y114: Gunggay

AIATSIS code: 
Y114
AIATSIS reference name: 
Gunggay

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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
Yidinjdji (Gungganyji)
Ethnologue name
Yidiny [Gunggay]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kongkandji
Tindale (1974)
Kunggandji, Kunggandyi, Kungganji, Kungandji, Koongangie, Goonganji, Goonganjee, Gunggay, Kooganji, Koo-gun-ji.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Yidiny, Yidinjdji, Gungganyji, Idindji, Kongkandji, Madjandji, Wanjuru, Garlngandji, Goonganjee, Goonganji, Gun Gaja, Jinggu, Koo gun ji, Kooganji, Koongangie, Kungandji, Kunggandji, Kunggandyi, Kungganji, Melroyji, Mook, Yellungie, Yettkie
Comment
Comments: 

Dixon says that Yidiny Y117, Gunggay, Madjay Y119 and Wanjurr(u) Y165 are in a dialectal relationship (1977, 2002).

The term 'Yidiny' is used by some as a cover term (language name) for these dialects.

 

References: 
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1977. A grammar of Yidin: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 1991. Words of our country: stories, place names and vocabulary in Yidiny, the language of the Cairns/Yarrabah region. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
QLD
Location information: 

Cape Grafton peninsula (Dixon 1991:1).

 

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Activities: 
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
1975Oates2
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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual Less than 1 1
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (vocabulary only)
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
Source Family Group Sub-group Name Relationship
Ethnologue (2005) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic   Yidiny [Gunggay] Yidiny [dialectes: Gunggay, Yidiny, Madyay]
Dixon (2002)   CAIRNS SUBGROUP*   Gunggay Yidinj Dixon (1977a) further dialects: Gunggay, Wanjurr(u), Madjay
Wurm (1994)          
Walsh (1981) Pama-Nyungan Yidinyic   Gunggay Yidiny [dialects: Yidiny, Gunggay, Wanyurr]
Oates (1975) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic   Gunggay  
Wurm (1972) Pama-Nyungan Yidinic   Gunggay  
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)