A16: Kuwarra

AIATSIS Code: 
A16
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kuwarra

tab group

Name
Synonyms
Goara
Koara
Go:ara
Guwara
Kagara
Kogara
Konindja
Konindjara
Waula
Horton Name
Kuwarra
Tindale name
Koara
Thesaurus heading
Kuwarra / Koara language (A16) (WA SH51-01)
Tindale (1974)
Go:ara, Goara, Guwara, Konindja (of eastern tribes), Konindjara, Waula (i.e., 'northerners' of the Waljen).
O'Grady et al (1966)
Other sources
Kagara [Davidson MS 1097$7552] Kogara [Bates: MS held at NLA]
Comment
Language comment
This is a dialect of the Western Desert language A80. Note that in the Ngaanyatjarra A38 dialect of the Western Desert language, Kuwarra means 'hold on, wait'.
References

Liberman, Kenneth B. 1978. Tjankultjanu: an ethnography of a country without a people: (a report to the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites on the impact of the Yeelirrie uranium development). Leonora, WA. (MS 2302).
Tindale, Norman B. 1974. Aboriginal tribes of Australia: their terrain, environmental controls, distribution, limits, and proper names. Berkeley: University of California Press/Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Status
Potential Data
Location
State
WA
Location information
South of Agnew (on Liberman's map 1978). From Morgans and Leonora west to Mount Ida, Lake Barlee, and Sandstone; north to Gidgee, Mount Sir Samuel, and Lake Darlot; east to Mount Zephyr; northwestern boundary west of Sandstone (Tindale 1974).
Maps
  • Tindale, Norman. 1974. Tribal boundaries in Aboriginal Australia. Canberra: Division of National Mapping, Department of National Development.
  • Liberman, Kenneth. 1978. Tjankultjanu: an ethnography of a country without a people: (a report to the Registrar of Aboriginal Sites on the impact of the Yeelirrie uranium development)
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
1236
NILS endangerment grade
1
Documentation
Document Score: 
1
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listLess than 20 pages1
Text CollectionNone0
GrammarNone0
Audio-visualNone0
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available (Bates)
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)
Dixon (2002)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestGuwara
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganSouth-WestWati/Western DesertGuwara
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganWestern Desert ProperWatiGuwara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganSouthwest (or Nyungic)Western Desert LanguageKoara
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)Pama-NyunganSouthwestWatiKoara

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