Y81: Kuku Walandja

AIATSIS code: 
Y81
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuku Walandja

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Kuku-yalanji (Kokowalandja)
Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kokowalandja
Thesaurus heading language
Kuku Walandja language Y81
Thesaurus heading (old)
Kuku Walandja / Gugu Walandya language (Y81) (Qld SD55-13)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Koko-Katji
Glottocode
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Other sources
Koko-Walandja [Patz 1982]
Synonyms
Koko Walandja, Kuku yalanji, Kokowalandja, Djankun, Jungkurara, Kokojelandji, Kokokulunggur, Muluridji, Wakara, Wulpura, Gangawara, Kangawara, KokoWalandja, Koko katji, Pulponara, Wallandya, Koko Katji, Gugu Walandja
Comment
Comments: 
Patz (2002:5, Table 1.1 'Attested dialects of Kuku Yalanji') appears to indicate that Tindale's Kokowalandja (Y81) refers to Kuku Yalanji (dialect) Y78, suggesting that there is no separate Koko Walandja dialect and that Koko Walandja is an alternative name for Kuku Yalanji. In the 1982 (pp. 5-6) manuscript of this work, however, Patz explains that Table 1.1 gives 'a full list of Kuku Yalanji dialects indicating correspondences in territory and marking those dialects (*) in the 2. and 3. column for which data is available'. So the correspondence indicated between 'Kokowalandja' and 'Kuku Yalanji' is merely one of territory. Notably, though, Kokowalandja does not appear in Patz's map, 'The dialects of Kuku Yalanji', though Dixon (2002) lists 'Koko-Walandja' as a dialect of 'Kuku Yalanji'.
References: 
  • Capell, Arthur. 1963. Linguistic survey of Australia. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
  • Dixon, R. M. W. 2002. Australian languages: their nature and development: Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Patz, Elisabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of North Queensland. PhD, Australian National University. (MS 1826)
  • Patz, Elisabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of North Queensland. Pacific Linguistics 526. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (B P322.91/G1)
  • Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. University of California Press/ANU Press.
Status: 
Unconfirmed
Location
State / Territory: 
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Location information: 
Head of east Normanby River; west to Dividing Range (Tindale 1974:177).
Maps: 
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Catalogue
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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
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Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)Koko-WalandjaKuku-Yalanji Patz (1982) further dialects: Kuku-Njungkul, Kuku-Bididji, Kuku-Dungay, Kuku- Buyundji, Kuku-Kulunggur, Kuku-Yalaja (or Kuku-Yelandji), Koko-Walandja, (Kuku-)Wakura, (Kuku-) Wakaman, (Kuku-)Djangun, (Kuku-) Muluridji, Kuku-Jakandji
Wurm (1994)
Walsh (1981)
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganYalanjicGugu Walandja
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYalanjic (or Family)Koko Walandja (Koko Katji)
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricEastern PamaKoko Walandja