Ayerrenge is an Arandic language C48 variety. Breen (2001:56) indicates that Ayerrereng (G12) (meaning 'out of the east' in Ayerrereng; 'out of the north' in western dialects), sometimes called Araynepenh, is more closely related to Antekerrepenh C12 than to Alyawarr C14.
Another name for Ayerrerenge, Yaruwinga (and Yuruwinga), was recorded as Jaroinga by Capell (1963) and by Tindale (1974).
Wilkins (in Henderson 2013:12) provides an overview of the Arandic languages with two major sub-groups: Artwe (~Urtwe) composed of Upper Arrernte (Eastern Arrernte (C48), Western Arrernte C47, Alyawarr C14 and Anmatyerr C8.1) and Lower Arrernte (Lower South Arandic). The other major subgroup is called Artweye, with one member Kaytetye C13. See also Pertame C46; Lower Arrernte C29; Antekerrepenhe C12 and Akarre C28.
At Urandangi, Bathurst, Headingly, north to Lake Nash and Barkly Downs; east toward Mount Isa, Qld.; west to near Mount Hogarth and Argadargada (Tindale 1974). Breen's map (1970) identifies only one third of the area identified by Tindale (1974) as Jaroinga (G12). The rest is given as the location for Bulanu. This database adopts Breen's location.
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