A119: Kurdun

AIATSIS Code: 
A119
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kurdun

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Comment
Language comment
According to von Brandenstein (1969 in Thieberger 1993), Pidungu (A40) has at least three dialects. Seen from Peak Hill, they are Kurdun (west), Ngarrka A118 (east) and Yirrakalan A120. There appears to be no language data supplied for these dialects. Oates and Oates (1970) also make reference to Ngarrga(warngga) A118 as a dialect of Bedengo (A40) (though the other two names are not mentioned) and say that von Brandenstein collected vocabulary. Note that this may be the same identity as Gurduwanga A24, the location of which is very close to that given for Kurdun. Documentation for Birdungu A40 may also be relevant.
References

Brandenstein, Carl G. von. 1969. Diary XVIII. Diaries, 1964-1969. MS 1746.
Thieberger, Nicholas. 1993. Handbook of Western Australian Aboriginal languages south of the Kimberley region: Pacific Linguistics C-124. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Location
Location information
... west of Peak Hill (von Brandenstein, in Thieberger 1993).
Speakers
Documentation
Document Score: 
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Classification
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