McConvell (2006 p.c.) suspects Karranga was a dialect of Mudburra C25 because people said it was similar to Mudburra; but it is impossible to determine whether it is a dialect of Mudburra or a separate language since there is no recording of available. The word Karrangpurru refers to the people.
The general associations of Karranga were to the Victoria River and its eastern drainage from approximately the junction of the Victoria with the Armstrong and downstream to approximately the junction with Cow Creek. The following areas and sites were associated with Karranga: Yarralin, Victoria River Downs homestead, Moolooloo, Killarney homestead (Harvey 2009).
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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).