Kugu Nganhcara language

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Kugu-Muminh
Wik-Muminh
Native toAustralia
RegionCape York Peninsula, Queensland
EthnicityKugu Nganhcara, Wik Iyanh
Native speakers
30 (2005)[1]
Dialects
  • Muminh
  • Uwanh
  • Mu'inh
  • Ugbanh
  • Yi'anh
  • Iiyanh
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
xmh – Kuku-Muminh
uwa – Kuku-Uwanh
xmq – Kuku-Mangk? (unattested)
xmp – Kuku-Mu’inh
ugb – Kuku-Ugbanh
wua – Kugu-Nganhcara
wij – Wik-Iiyanh
Glottologkuku1287  Kuku[2]
wikn1246  Wikngenchera[3]
wiki1239  Wik-Iiyanh[4]
AIATSIS[1]Y59
Coordinates: 14°4′S 141°43′E / 14.067°S 141.717°E / -14.067; 141.717

Kugu-Muminh (Wik-Muminh), also known as Kugu- or Wik-Nganhcara (Wikngenchera), is a Paman language spoken on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, by several of the Wik peoples. There are multiple dialects, only two of which are still spoken: Kugu-Muminh itself, and Kugu-Uwanh.

Phonology[edit]

Kugu Nganhcara consonant inventory [5]

Bilabial Apico-alveolar Lamino-dental Lamino-palatal Dorso-velar Glottal
Voiceless Stop p t th c k '
Voiced Stop b d dh j g
Nasal m n nh ny ng
Lateral l
Tap r
Glide w y

Kugu Nganhcara vowel inventory[5]

Front Back
High i i: u u:
Mid e e: o o:
Low a a:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Y59 Kugu-Muminh at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kuku". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wikngenchera". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wik-Iiyanh". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. ^ a b Smith, Ian, and Steve Johnson. “Kugu Nganhcara.” In Handbook of Australian Languages, edited by R. M. W. Dixon and Barry J. Blake, 5:357–507. Melbourne, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.