Koko-Bera is widely spoken by Kokoberrin Y223 people at Kowanyama and Normanton. In modern times, Koko-Bera speakers also use Kurtjar G33 (Black, c2007:1). See also Koko Babangk Y203. Black uses the common spelling Koko-Bera, but indicates it is 'properly Kok Kapér' (2010: 262).
See also Gundara G29.
Koko-Bera is actually only one of three named dialects formally spoken throughout much of an area lying within some 30 km of the Gulf of Carpentaria coast between the South Mitchell and Nassau River; (Koko-Bera was a relatively central dialect spoken along Topsy Creek. The other two dialects were Kok-Wap, to the northeast, and Kok-Peponk, to the south (Black 1978:19).
About the mouth of the Nassau River; a coastal tribe ranging inland for about thirty miles (50 km.); north to Mitchell River, south in the present day along the coast to Delta Station but formerly no farther than near Inkerman, north of the Staaten River (Tindale 1974).
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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).
Black, Paul. 1978. Koko-Bera: partial draft sketch completed June 1978, ms.
Sommer, Bruce. 1973 Koko-Bera word-list, ms.