Y87: Kuku Buyunji

AIATSIS code: 
Y87
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuku Buyunji

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
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Ethnologue name
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ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
Kokobujundji
Thesaurus heading language
Kuku Buyunji language Y87
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gugu Buyunji language (Y87) (Qld SD55-13)
Tindale (1974)
Kokonyungal, Bujundji, Gugubuyun, Kokobulanji, Gugu-bullanji, Annan River tribe.
O'Grady et al (1966)
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Glottocode
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Other sources
Eastern Kuku Yalanji (Kuku Buyunji) [Patz 1982]
Synonyms
Kuku Buyundji, Annan River tribe, Badadubil, Bujinjdji, Bujundji, Buyundji, Gugu bullanji, Gugubuyun, Koko Bujundji, Kokobujundji, Kokobulanji, Kokonyungal, Gugu Buyundji, Eastern Kuku Yalanji, Koko Buyundji
Comment
Comments: 
Gugu Buyunj is another name for eastern Kuku Yalanji Y78 , a name not used by the people (it means bad language) Patz 2002:3).
References: 
  • Patz, Elizabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland, Australian National University: PhD. (MS 1826).
  • Patz, Elizabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland: Pacific Linguistics 527. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Status: 
Confirmed
Location
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QLD
Location information: 
Speakers of the Kuku Yalanji language traditionally inhabited an area of over 2000 sq km extending from the Mossman River in the south to the Annan River in the north, bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east and extending inland to presumably just west of Mt Mulgrave (Patz 2002:6).
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Speakers
Year Source Speaker numbers
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1990Schmidt-
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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
not available
Grammar: 
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Dictionary: 
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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)Kuku-BuyundjiKuku-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 Buyundji
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYalnjicKoko Buyundji
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)