G33: Kurtjar

AIATSIS Code: 
G33
AIATSIS Reference name: 
Kurtjar

tab group

Name
ABN Name
-
ABS Name
-
Horton Name
Kurtjar
Ethnologue name
Gurdjar, Kunggara
ISO 639-3 code
gdj, kvs
Tindale name
Kunggara
Thesaurus heading
Kurtjar language (G33) (Qld SE54-07)
Tindale (1974)
'Kuri'tjari (valid alternative), Kutjar, Koonkurri, Ungorri, Gilbert River tribe, Gunggara.
O'Grady et al (1966)
Koonkurri, Ungorri
Glottocode
gurd1238
Other sources
Kurtjar [Black 2007 p.c.] Kurrtyarr [Rigsby 2007 p.c.] Gurdyar, Gunggara (Breen) [Black 1980]
Synonyms
Gunggara
Gurdjar
Kunggara
Araba
Areba
Rib
Cudjeral
Curjur
Gilbert River tribe
Goom gharra
Gunggara
Koonkurri
Kortyera
Kuritjari
Kutjar
Ungorri
Kurrtjar
Comment
Language comment
Kurtjar (G33) is also known as Kuŋkar (Kunggara) which means ‘north’ in a few languages, and is used as a language name for other languages as well as Kurtjar; Rib Y107 is described as a dialect belonging to the same language as Kurtjar (Black 1980:188). In this database Kunggara (or Gunggara) is treated as an alternative name for Kurtjar.
References

Black, Paul. 1980. Norman Pama historical phonology. In Pacific Linguistics, Rigsby, Bruce and Peter Sutton (eds), series A-59; 181-239.
Black, Paul, and Rolly Gilbert. 1996. Kurtjar dictionary, ms. (MS 3608).
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
Confirmed
Location
State
QLD
Location information
Coastal area including the Lower Gilbert and Smithburn Rivers and extending as far north as the mouth of the Staaten Riven and at least as far south as Fitzmaurice Point (Black MS3608) Staaten River south to Smithburne River and Delta Downs; inland to Stirling and Lotus Vale (Tindale 1974)
Maps
-
Speakers
Speaker table
Speaker NILS table
1-19 years20-39 years40-59 years60+
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NILS endangerment grade
-
Documentation
Document Score: 
9
Documentation table: 
TypeDocumentation StatusDocumentation Score
Word listMedium (100-200 pages)3
Text CollectionSmall (20-100 pages)2
GrammarA few articles1
Audio-visualMore than 103
Manuscript Note: 
tape transcription/field note available
Grammar: 
-
Dictionary: 
Black, Paul and Gilbert, Rolly. 1996. Kurtjar dictionary.
Programs
Activities: 
-
People: 
Paul Black, Rolly Gilbert, Sandra Keen
Classification
Classification table: 
SourceFamilyGroupSub-groupNameRelationship
Ethnologue (2005)Pama-NyunganPamanNorman PamaGurdjar, KunggaraGurdjar [dialects: Speakers say it is similar to Kunggar.]
Dixon (2002)WESTERN CAPE YORK PENINSULA AREAL GROUPNorman Pama subgroup*Kurtjar (or Gunggara)Kurtjar (or Gunggara) further dialect: Rip (or Ngarap or Areba)
Wurm (1994)Pama-NyunganPamanKurtjar
Walsh (1981)Pama-NyunganPamanNorman PamaKurtjar
Oates (1975)Pama-NyunganSouthern PamaGunggara
Wurm (1972)Pama-NyunganPama-MaricGulf PamaGurdjar
O'Grady, Voegelin & Voegelin (1966)

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