Y90: Kuku Nyungkul

AIATSIS code: 
Y90
AIATSIS reference name: 
Kuku Nyungkul

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Name
ABN name
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ABS name
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Horton name
Kunjen (Gugu-Nyungkul)
Ethnologue name
Kuku-Yalanji [Kuku-Nyungkul]
ISO 639-3 code
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Tindale name
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Thesaurus heading language
Kuku Nyungkul language Y90
Thesaurus heading (old)
Gugu Nyungkul language (Y90) (Qld SD55-13)
Tindale (1974)
O'Grady et al (1966)
Glottocode
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Other sources
Kuku Nyungkul [Patz 1982]
Synonyms
Kuku Njungkul, Kuku Yalanji, Gugu Nyungkul
Comment
Comments: 
According to Patz (1982), this is a dialect of Kuku Yalanji Y78. Documentation on Kuku Yalanji Y78 may be relevant.
References: 
  • Patz, Elisabeth. 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
State / Territory: 
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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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
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listNone0
Text CollectionLess than 20 pages1
GrammarLarge grammar (more than 200 pages)4
Audio-visual1-102
Manuscript note: 
tape transcription/field note available (possibly on other dialects)
Grammar: 

Patz, Elisabeth. 2002. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland. Pacific Linguistics 527. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Patz, Elisabeth. 1982. A grammar of the Kuku Yalanji language of north Queensland (the eastern Kuku Yalanji dialect and Kuku Nyungkul), Australian National University: PhD.

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Classification
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganYalandyicKuku-Yalanji [Kuku-Nyungkul]Kuku-Yalanji [dialects: Kuku-Nyungkul, Kuku-Biraji]
Dixon (2002)Kuku-NjungkulKuku-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 Njunggal, Gugu Njungalu
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganYalanjic (or Family)Gugu Nyungkul
O'Grady, Voegelin and Voegelin (1966)