Kokiny is a dialect of Ogh Undjan Y206 and is possibly a Kuk-Narr G29 name for it ('kuk' equals 'ogh', 'iny' possibly equates to 'undj') (Breen, 2007 p.c.).
Kokiny (Y188) is classified as belonging to the Alaya-Athima language group, a set of initial-dropping languages not closely related to others of this type in the area.
Alpher describes them in regional blocs, with Kokiny in the southwest bloc, between Kuk-Narr and Ogunyjan countries. Other members of this group include Awu Alaya (Kuku Thaypan) Y84 ; Aghu Tharrnggala Y65; Awu Arungu / Awu Alwang / Agu Aloja Y219; Ogh Alungul Y199; Kuku Mini Y94; Ogh Angkula 197; Ikarranggal Y198; Takalak Y125; Ogh Awarrangg Y201; Ongunyjan Y206; Athima Y237.
Kokiny was spoken on the Staaten River and Wyaaba Creek, inland from Kuku-Nar (Breen 1967). Staaten River & Wyaaba Creek inland from Gugu-Nar territory (Oates 1975:291).
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).