Y230: Muragan

AIATSIS code: 
Y230
AIATSIS reference name: 
Muragan

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Kunjen (Muragan)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Muragan
Thesaurus heading language
Thesaurus heading people
Tindale (1974)
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O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
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Synonyms
Kunjen, Gugu Nyungkul, Kawarrangg, Laia, Ngundjan, Okunjan, Olkolo, Oykangand
Comment
Comments: 
Tindale (1974) gives the location but no other comment or reference. Horton treats it as an alternative of Kunjen Y83. The location certainly matches. Sommer (2006) mentions the name Koko Mirandang as the Kok Kaber Y85 name for Oykangand Y101 (a dialect of Kunjen) of which Muragan could be a variant or mishearing (or vice versa). However, with no language data for Muragan, it is impossible to verify this. Given the lack of evidence, and the possibility of it being an alternative name for another language, Muragan is listed as Unconfirmed.
References: 
  • Sommer, Bruce. 2006. Speaking Kunjen: an ethnography of Oykangand kinship and communication, the Cape York region of northern Queensland, Australia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • 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.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
Middle reaches of Mitchell River and northward to Alice River; on New Koolatah Station (Tindale 1974).
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People: 
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Indigenous organisations: 
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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 None 0
Text Collection None 0
Grammar None 0
Audio-visual None 0
Manuscript note: 
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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)
Wurm (1972)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)