Following Hercus, Wafer and Lissarrague divide the Darling River language into two groups: Southern Darling River includes Southern Paakantyi D61, Wilyaali (~Wilyakali) D16, Thaangkali (~Thangkakali) D14, Pulaali (Pulakali) D11, Wanyuparlku (~Wanyiwalku) D21, Pantyikali D17, Marrawarra D6, Parrintyi D48; Northern Darling River or Paakantyi D12, Paaruntyi D47, Kurnu D25, Nhaawuparlku (Nhaawarlku) D19 and Milpulo D59 (2008: 263-267).
Hercus and Austin (2004) say that Wanyiwalku D21 is the language spoken by the Pantyikali (D17); in earlier descriptions (1982, 1994) Hercus lists Pantyikali as a language name (in Wafer & Lissarrague, 2008:265).
The language name is constructed with 'pantyi' meaning 'creek' and the suffix '-kali' meaning 'people', which implies 'Creek people' (Hercus & Austin, 2004:208).
Note that Hercus's Paakantyi grammar and dictionary is mainly on Southern Paakantyi D61.
Hercus, Luise and Peter Austin. 2004. The Yarli languages. In Australian languages: classification and the comparative method, eds Claire Bowern and Harold Koch, 207-222. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
... the Mootwingee and White Cliffs area (Hercus 1993:11).
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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).
Hercus, Luise. 1982 The Bagandji language: Pacific Linguistics B6.7 Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Hercus, Luise. 1993 Paakantyi dictionary. Canberra: Luise Hercus.